Political grouping: Independent
My career has been in the public transport industry, spending over 30 years holding various positions up to Managing Director in a number of bus companies operating in both the public and private sectors. Between 2002 and 2009, I established and owned my own small bus company operating in Dorset.
I moved to Farnham in 2010, and between 2011 and 2015 I was an Independent Councillor representing Upper Hale on Farnham Town Council. In August 2016, I was elected as a Farnham Resident Councillor representing Farnham Castle ward on Farnham Town Council and in May 2018 I was elected to represent Farnham Castle ward on Waverley Borough Council and was appointed Chair of Waverley Borough Council's Value for Money and Customer Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee. I was re-elected in May 2019 to represent Farnham Castle ward on both Waverley Borough and Farnham Town Councils for a further 4 years. I am now an Executive Committee Member of Waverley Borough Council with Portfolio responsibility for Health, Wellbeing and Culture. I also represent Waverley Borough Council on the Blackwater Valley Public Transport Advisory Committee as well as a number of other organisations associated with my portfolio responsibilities.
Apart from being a Board Member representing the Independent Group on the Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board I am also a Substitute Board Member on the Community Wellbeing Board.
In addition I am currently Chair of South West Surrey Disability Empowerment Network which represents the interests of disabled people living and working in Waverley and GUildford. I am also a member of the Farnham Society, Treasurer and Acting Secretary of the Hale Recreation Ground Management Committee, and Trustee of The Bus Archive.