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’.
Originally from London, I have lived in Hadleigh with my family since 2002. I served for 24 years in the Army as an aircraft engineer, supporting the Army Air Corps’ helicopter fleet and have been deployed on operations in several theatres of conflict. My last posting was to Wattisham Flying Stat
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.