I’ve been fortunate enough to serve Biddenden as its borough councillor for almost 30 years and it’s been both a privilege and an enjoyment meeting and serving some lovely people in a wonderful parish.
I like to think that, by and large, I’ve helped folk with getting government to work for them as it should and protected Biddenden from inappropriate development.
My instincts are to keep the council tax low, protect people and the environment but, wherever possible, let folk get on with their lives. I also believe that government needs to adopt the agility, energy and ability to get things done which is naturally part of the private sector and the home.
I live in Brass Tacks, Benenden Road, Biddenden and am happily married to Clair. We have three grown-up children, Alex, Nick and Victoria - all born at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford.
My background is that I was born in Reading as the youngest of several and attended one of the most deprived primary schools in the area before being fortunate enough to pass the 11+ and attend Reading Grammar school.
Thereafter, I read Mathematics at Bristol University before taking a job with IBM with whom I spent several enjoyable and educational years both in the UK and the US. Following that, I started my own software business in the UK, partnering Microsoft in a number of different industries. Most recently, I’ve joined one of my clients, an insurance company in the City, where I’m currently helping them work with their data.
I’m also currently on the board of governors of John Mayne primary school, Biddenden where we are currently taking the school into the Tenterden Schools Academy Trust.
Telephone: 07970 833716