I have been a Conservative district councillor for Longbridge, Barnstaple, since 2003. I was Leader of North Devon Council between 2009 and 2011, before being appointed Leader again in May 2015. I am also a parish councillor for Tawstock and Fremington Woodville.
Away from the council, I spent 39 years in the Royal Air Force, having enrolled in the service at the age of 16 – thanks to the positive, strong influence growing up from RAF Chivenor.
I like to spend any spare time I have with my wonderful family, exploring the abundant beautiful delights of North Devon.