Manfred has worked in Local Government for the past 15 years, initially with Buckinghamshire Library Services and now with Oxfordshire County Council Legal Services. He has been a Governor at Castlefield Primary School, High Wycombe. In 2013 Manfred completed an MSc in Communications for Development at Reading University looking specifically at Mobile (Device) Learning in Education.
A dual national, Manfred holds a British and South African passport. He has lived in Princes Risborough for 5 years and has a daughter attending Princes Risborough Primary School. He has run several marathons and is also a qualified Fitness Instructor and part-time PT.