Wayne joined the Royal Air Force in 1980 and served for 26 years in a wide variety of operational and peacetime areas. Following his leaving the service, he became a United Nations official working in Liberia, Afghanistan and Haiti. He was present in Haiti during the devastating earthquake of 2010 and was commended for his actions by the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Wayne attended the prestigious United Kingdom School of Professional Toastmasters in 2007 to gain his qualifications as  Professional Toastmaster and had stood in many and varied functions since his graduation.