widowered with a grown up daughter, son
and five young grand children. A retired police
officer, I have lived and worked in our district for
fifty years. My love of all things outdoors gives me a
full and varied 'hobby list' from piscatorial activities to a
passion for rugby.
President of Whitstable R.F.C. and manager responsible for
the well running of the Upper Tier at Twickenham Stadium, home of English
Rugby. I am still very interested in youth and community
and have retired as the student welfare manager at Herne Bay High
School. The space this has left in my life has allowed me to
become a trustee to Hi Kent, the County’s Deaf
Charity, to go with my Governing role at St Edmunds School
Canterbury and Chaucer College.
elected for a fifth term to Canterbury City Council, I am still of
the belief that people should work together for the good of all and
my dislike of political nit-picking remains unabated.
election to Canterbury City Council, I have served on several
committees, outside bodies and short scrutiny reviews and am a past
chair of the Joint Transportation Board, Whitstable Area Members Panel and Sport
Canterbury District and the Whitstable Harbour
Board. I am Canterbury and District's representative on the
Kent and Medway Police and Crime Panel scrutinising the Police Commissioner as well as the
Council’s Armed Services Covenant Champion.
2006 to May 2007 and May 2010 to
2011, I had the honour of serving as The Lord Mayor of
Canterbury and since 2015 have been deputy leader of the