I was born in Harrogate and lived there for 33 years before moving to new employers in Hertfordshire in 1999. A new opportunity allowed me to return to Yorkshire and I moved to Thorner, in May 2015.
I continue to be employed in the pharmaceutical industry, an area that I have supported in a number of roles for approximately 40 years.
On moving to Thorner, I wanted to learn more about the village and attended Thorner Parish Council meetings, as a member of the public, for approximately 18 months. This led to my initial co-option to the Council in 2019.
Apart from a desire to ensure the continuance of a safe and successful village community, I aim to ensure that the council operates in a transparent and accountable way, and maintain open communication with the entire parish of Thorner.