Born the second child of three with two sisters, Colin Rank grew up in Sussex and was educated locally and in Somerset before leaving school at 18. Over 51 years, he enjoyed careers in the food industry, the motor trade, and finally in farming. Some consultancy work and charitable work followed before taking up a position as Chairman of the Diocesan Board of Finance in Gloucester, a role he carried for 5 years.
Colin has a wide range of interests, from a love of aviation, cars, and motorbikes to playing drums, making films, sailing, and skiing. An active Christian, he has been a school governor, a charitable trustee, and a church synod representative.
Colin is married with three children and 10 grandchildren and spends many happy hours maintaining the house and garden and mending broken furniture for others. He loves turning wood and pottering in his workshop.