Member of: Full Council, Human Resources Committee, Newton Leys Building Committee
Profile: I was born in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1939 but was brought up in Ilford Essex during the 2nd world war. I was educated at Loxford Secondary Modern School and left in 1956 to begin my training as a civil engineer specialising in highways and structures. I had several engineering jobs in local government in and around the London area but moved to Harlow New Town and later to Aylesbury Council in 1968. I moved with my wife Alma and our son and daughter to Bletchley Council as their Senior Engineer in 1970 which then became part of Milton Keynes in 1974.
My career changed to one in the waste management industry and later became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management. I took early retirement from Milton Keynes Council as their Head of Transport and Infrastructure in 1998. During my career I designed and managed the door to door recycling scheme and the recycling factory for Milton Keynes in 1990 and 1992 respectively.
I was co-opted onto the Town Council in 1998 and have remained a Member since. My main interests whilst with the Town Council have been in the as built environment and planning with an emphasis on regeneration.