I was born and raised in the village of Chediston where I now live with my wife and family. My family have farmed in the village and throughout Suffolk and Norfolk for many generations, and I am proud of my rural heritage and my understanding of how the countryside ‘works’.
My wife and I have lived in Hadleigh since 2002. We were posted to Suffolk whilst I was serving in the Army. I was stationed at Wattisham Flying Station to support the Army Air Corps’ helicopter fleet in my capacity as an aircraft engineer.
I was first elected to the County Council in 2009 representing the Halesworth Division. I have served as an Assistant Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport and as the Assistant Cabinet Member for Health.
I live in Creeting St Mary with my husband, daughters and dogs. I come from a farming background in Ireland and went to Trinity College Dublin where I read natural science. Subsequently, I qualified as a geologist in Denver, Colorado.
My family and I have lived in Haverhill since 2003. We moved to Haverhill from Hampshire when my job as an air traffic controller was posted to Stansted. I have been a Haverhill Town Councillor since 2015 and a Suffolk County Councillor since 2017.
I have lived in Haverhill for almost 35 years. After a long and varied career with Royal Mail, I took early retirement in 2012. This was prompted by major heart surgery, which totally changes your outlook on life.