Henry completed his academic career as a Senior Lecturer in Management Studies at the University of Westminster. During that time, he undertook research into arts sponsorship which culminated in a work entitled ‘Sponsorship and the Performing Arts’, funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation. Upon his retirement, he devoted himself to music and composition. His musical, How About Alice examined the life of Lewis Carroll and was performed at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester in 1991 and a subsequent production took place at the New Grove Theatre in London in 1993.

His initial attempts to write classical music were thwarted by dyslexia however, the development of software musical programmes gave him the opportunity to type notes directly into the computer while using the playback facility to further develop his compositional skills. In 2002, he enrolled in Malcolm Singer’s Composers Workshop at Canford Summer School and continued to attend throughout the decade. He also received private instruction in composition from Maestro Singer and his colleague, Dr. Oscar Colomina-Bosch.

Henry has had his works performed by the City of London Sinfonia, the Parkanyi String Quartet (Amsterdam), players of the Dutch Radio Orchestra and other notable musicians in Europe and the UK. He was also Composer in Residence in Gargnano, Italy for a series of concerts around Lake Garda (2008 to 2009). He continues to compose in both the classical and contemporary idiom as well as writing his own lyrics and playing jazz.

Henry has in past years been associated with the Festival de Musique de Menton, France and the Thaxted Festival in Essex, England.