I am the Norfolk County Councillor for Mundesley Division (Bacton, Paston, Mundesley, Trunch, Knapton, Swafield, Antingham, Gimingham, Trimingham, Northrepps, Overstrand and Sidestrand).
My ‘day job’ is being Head of Children and Family Services at NANSA.
I first moved to Norfolk when I was 18 years old and I have lived in the county for most of my adult life. I have worked as a civil servant and for some of the world’s leading business advisory firms – in the UK and abroad. I’ve also worked as a campaigner and communications professional in the world of politics, policy and the charity sector. I studied at UEA and Birmingham universities and gained a Doctorate from the University of Sussex in 2011.
I have three children – two grown up and one at High School in Norfolk.
The two biggest compliments I have ever received are that I am good at ‘surprise management’ and that I am a ‘genuinely funny guy’. I can’t comment on how funny I am but being good in a crisis and having a sense of humour seem to me like important skills for representing people effectively at County Hall.