I have lived in the neighbouring village of Galleywood for 33 years, married to Valerie with two adult sons and six Grandchildren.
By profession I am a retired Chartered Engineer and company Director.
I have always been interested in the community, and have served as a school Governor, Galleywood Parish council as Chairman, committee member of Galleywood common Association, and currently serving as a City Councillor for Great Baddow West Ward since 2011.
During my tenure as City Councillor I served on Planning, Overview and scrutiny, Licensing and Regulatory Committees.
I was privileged to be selected as the City Mayor in the year 2014/2015. With the Royal British Legion as my Charity for the year. Following I was asked to join the Essex County Royal British Legion as their President for the County.