The village is in the midst of a period of significant and ongoing change. This will inevitably place pressure on local government agencies to serve the needs of a changing and growing population, whilst fulfilling an obligation to preserve the Village’s character and environment.
As many other residents, I care deeply about the Village relative to both its past and its future. I am therefore committed to use my skills, experience and energy to help develop and preserve Cranleigh’s unique character.
As background, I was employed by Barclays Bank PLC (30 years) in a number of senior roles in areas such as Corporate Finance, Audit and Operational Risk. All roles were against a backcloth of consistent change which has given me an ability to listen and interpret sometimes competing viewpoints, to produce an agreed and sustainable plan of action.
On leaving Barclays I retrained as a Sports Injury Rehabilitator and went into practice for 6 years. This complete change of environment, to a more personal setting, re-enforced the need to deal with patients and people from all backgrounds with patience, understanding and professionalism. This is something which I seek to carry forward in my role as a Parish Councillor
I was on the Medical Team at both the London Olympics and Paralympics and have worked in Rugby Union with Ealing Trailfinders and the visiting All Blacks.
I am a member of Cranleigh Cycling Club, The Arts Centre and Cranleigh Leisure Centre.