Wayne was born in New Guinea and was educated in London. He spent 33 years in the Army with the Queen’s Regiment, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) and the Royal Irish Regiment. His career included a wide range of employment including battalion command, logistics, recruiting, officer selection and intelligence appointments, amongst others. He served in Gibraltar, England, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Sudan and Iraq. He retired from the Army in 2011 and spent a year as CEO of an investigations company before taking up the appointment of PWRR Regimental Secretary. He joined the Society in 2012 and was co-opted to Council in September 2017 and elected at the following AGM May 2018.