Parish Councillor Biography
Resident of Giffard Park since 1984
When did you become a Councillor? I was co-opted onto GLPC in Sept 2011.
Areas of Special interest and expertise
I spent the bulk of my life working for Mercedes-Benz designing, testing and implementing commercial computer systems ( mainly financial ones). I completed my working life in a similar role at Milton Keynes Council. After retirement, I began some charitable work but needed more stimulus. I happened to come to the parish council with an enquiry and as they say the rest is history. It has always been important to me to fully understand the organisation I work for and having done a reasonable job of that at MKC, I was in a good position to understand and contribute to the parish council. A fascination with organisation and a love of the outdoors have been the main areas of interest for me.
I spent the first 2 years really getting to understand the mechanics of local government I have always taken an active part in civic matters and community. I have been involved in many of the committees and working groups. As well as being an contributor to the discussions and projects I am very hands on . I enjoy taking part in the community events and the active tidy ups. Frequently I will take to my bike to check on various aspects that are brought to the attention of the office team.
I have been active in the Finance and Governance group and now lead on that subject. I take an interest in the activities of the parish council in terms of the management of the environment and community activities. I keep in touch by walking and cycling around the Parish.
What inspired you to become a Councillor?
The desire to get things done.