I worked for DuPont, the US chemical company, until 2002 when the pharmaceutical business, of which I was the UK director of Finance, was taking over by Bristol Myers Squibb. During those 35 years, I was based in a number of countries including Switzerland, South Africa, and Turkey working in the finance field of a variety of businesses.
My political career began in May 2001, when I was elected as the Conservative member for Letchworth South West on North Herts District Council (NHDC). I have been the Deputy Leader and Finance Portfolio Holder on North Herts District Council for the past 13 years. I sit on a number or NHDC committees including Cabinet, the Political Liaison Board and the Appointments Panel.
In 2009 I was elected as a Herts County (HCC) Councillor and was made the Deputy Executive Member for Transformation, Performance and Waste Management. This portfolio included the 2012 London Olympic brief. In May 2013 I was appointed as the Deputy Executive Member for Resources and Transformation. I am currently the Chairman of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee, an all party member Committee that holds the administration to account. I also sit on the Audit Committee of HCC.
In addition to my council responsibilities, I am a Governor of Lordship Farm Junior and Fearnhill Schools in Letchworth Garden City, a Peer Reviewer for the Local Government Association and the HCC representative on the Board of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.
- Board of Trustees
- Nominated Governor