I began my working life by succefully completing a 4yr indentured electrical engineering apprenticeship for a company based in Birkenhead. Following the depression in the construction industry in the late eighties I returned to education to undertake a degree from Sheffield University in Infomatics, a hybrid degree in information technology and business management.
I worked as a consultant for companies such as Compaq, IBM and Toshiba before taking a post with a large global company in Finland who sent me to the Cranfield School of Management to further my managerial accreditations as I traveled and worked for them across Europe, the Scandinavian countries, the USA and Canada before accepting an IT Directors role with an American/Israeli Firm.
I am currently serving my second term as the Councillor for the ward of Eastham in Wirral South where I have lived for over fifty years.
LibDem Dept Leader and spokesperson for the Children and Familys overview and scrutiny committee, along with a seat on the looked after childrens corporate parenting board.
I Chair Wirral's anti slavery group and sit on the Merseyside Pensions Fund, one of the largest funds in the country.
Chair of Governors in my local primary school and I have held a weekly advice surgery at the local library for over six years helping residents from not only Eastham but from Bromborough, Bebington, Clatterbridge, New Ferry and as far afield as Birkenhead.
I have succefully fought two local elections.
One to gain my seat on the council and the second to defend it which I did with over 50% of the vote.
I stood for the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016 increasing our vote from %3 to %13.4 with just under 35,000 votes. and have previously fought a general election.