I have represented Needwood Ward since1999. During that time I have held a number of positions; Deputy Leader (Environment), Deputy Leader (Partnerships), Deputy Leader (Communities - including Growth points, Housing and Neighbourhood Management) May, Deputy Leader (Built Environment), Deputy Leader (Regulatory Services) . I was Deputy Leader of the Council for 11 years.
I attended Queens Mary’s High School, Walsall and continued into further education in Birmingham. My ongoing education and training was received in both private industry and the public sector, mainly in the field of management.
Career outside politics
I worked19 years in management in private industry and then for over 20 years in healthcare, as Chairman of NHS Trusts and subsequently in senior management roles. I am currently Chairman of the Central Rivers Initiative, overseeing the regeneration of the quarries in the Trent Valley.
Family / Where you Live
Born in the West Midlands and moved to Barton under Needwood in 1998 having lived in Elford for 21 years. My two sons, educated at John Taylor High School in Barton, are both pursuing careers in London.