I moved to Westbere 50 years ago and was elected as a City Councillor in 2011. I served on Canterbury City Council’s executive committee, with responsibilities including cultural development, halls, the Marlowe Theatre, museums and galleries and welfare.
As part of the Rural Area Member Panel I have worked to ensure the rural communities are not overlooked, and I am also a Parish Councillor for Westbere. I am a trustee of various charities and a school governor.
I spent my career as an accountant specialising in educational environments, working in industry, at the University of Kent and for Kent County Council.