Bruce graduated from the University of Melbourne in Dental Science and completed a post graduate degree in Orthodontics in 1981.
He recently retired from clinical practice having been involved in many facets of the profession for over forty years and being awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Dental Association.
Throughout his life he has been a keen sailor representing Victoria and Australia on numerous occasions both locally and internationally. He has completed in 36 Sydney to Hobart races in a series of yachts named Chutzpah. Whilst an overall win has eluded him he has achieved two seconds, a third, and a fourth coupled with a record breaking eleven divisional wins.
In 2016 Bruce and his son Andrew (1988) became the first father/son combination to team up for 25 Sydney Hobarts. Andrew, based in Hong Kong, campaigns his yacht Ambush on the Asian circuit where Bruce often joins him.
Bruce is a past Commodore and Life Member of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria and plans a few more years of ocean racing.