Les holds Dual Honours in Criminology and Psychology (BSc) from Keele University. He worked for the last 3 years as the Head of IELTS for Penabur Gading Serpong and a specialist English teacher for UKRIDA University, Jakarta, Indonesia. He also worked as a freelance ghost writer and sub-editor for Tempo magazine and Coconuts Jakarta. Les is currently earning his Masters in International Journalism at City, University of London. He is conversationally fluent in German.