English soccer referee who has officiated matches internationally as well as in prominent European leagues like the Premier League. Some of his most high-profile matches include the 2013 FA CUp Final and the 2015 Football League Cup Final.
He got his start refereeing in the Northern Premier League in 2002. He progressed to Conference North two years later and joined the Football League in 2006.
He was born in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester.
He and Mike Dean are both well-known referees in the English Premiere League.