I was brought up in Suffolk and have lived here permanently with my wife, Clare, and three children since 1990. After 30 years in investment banking and financial services, I became a local business owner in 2010. I was first elected as a County Councillor for the Wilford Division in 2011 and was re-elected in 2013 and 2017.
I wanted to become a County Councillor so I could make a difference to my community. A key concern for me is working to provide efficient and effective local public services, both in my Division and for the County as a whole, and particularly proper provision for the most vulnerable.
Since being elected as a County Councillor, I have served as Deputy Cabinet Member for Finance and also for Public Protection. Most recently, until 2017, I was responsible for the delivery of the Council’s Transformation Programmes. I have served on the Pension Fund Committee since 2012 and as its Chairman since 2015.
In addition to my direct Council responsibilities, I serve on the following outside bodies:
- Chairman of ACCESS - a £40bn Local Government Pooled Pension Fund
- Chairman of Sizewell B Dry Fuel Amenity and Accessibility Fund Panel
- Member of Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Joint Advisory Committee.
I am also Chairman of the Ipswich Recovery Hub, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation service.
I can be contacted at andrew.reid@Suffolk.gov.uk or on 07545 423799