Occupation: Business Owner
Background: Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Worked as an engineer in the UK, Canada and the US. Moved to Hoveton in 1992 and set up a small yacht hire company. Established Broadland Cycle Hire in 1995, moving it to BeWILDerwood in 2005. Executive committee member of Broads Tourism, and trustee of the Broads Charitable Trust. Interested in promoting sustainable technology, particularly in the marine sector. Loves sailing and gardening.
What is the best thing about being a Parish Councillor?
“Endeavouring to contribute towards the improvements to facilities within the village and towards helping residents get solutions to their problems.”
What do you like most about living in Hoveton?
“It’s a vibrant local community with many good shops and great transport links. Best of all, it’s on the river, with a lovely Riverside Park.”
What’s the most challenging aspect of being a Parish Councillor?
“The frustratingly long time it takes to achieve the improvements we seek and get support from other local authorities. Our new responsibilities looking after the Village Hall are also certainly a challenge with so few councillors to share the load.”