Formerly Strategic Director at Stafford Borough Council following a spell as Director of Development. I had strategic responsibility for all the Council’s external facing services including major projects; planning, regeneration and economic development; leisure, recreation and tourism; environmental and social issues including community safety. A key element of the job was liaison and partnership building, where working positively with other individuals and organisations was essential.

I am currently a Board Member for both Stafford Enterprise (start up business advice) and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Sports Partnership (promoting sport and physical activity and linking with the wider health agenda).

My other interests include grandchildren, travelling and fell walking. I firmly believe that the use of mediation to resolve difficult issues is the most positive approach to produce sustainable outcomes.