I am a 65-year-old Studley born-and-bred resident.
I attended Studley High School and upon leaving I started work as an apprentice carpenter. Later I decided upon a career change and moved to another company in the building industry as a trainee quantity surveyor. I remained with that large national company for over forty years and progressed to the position of Midlands Regional Director.
I married my wife Julie in 1988 and we have one child, a son, who was born in 1995.
In 2013 my wife and I established a UK medical company marketing products patented by a Swiss doctor, and we ran that company up until my retirement.
In my younger years I played football for N.I. sporting FC whose home ground was Studley Sports and Social Club. Being too old to play competitive football now I get my exercise walking our Springer Spaniel each day coupled with the occasional round of golf, which more often than not, turns out to be a long walk losing golf balls along the way.
I am honoured to have held the position of Chairman of the Parish Council working with a highly dedicated team of councillors and staff, especially through the turbulent and testing times of the Covid Pandemic.
As long as I am a councillor it is my determination to continue carrying out my duties on behalf of, and for the benefit of, the residents and community.