have lived in Silksworth all of my life and have attended New Silksworth Infant
and Junior Schools before moving over to Farringdon School for my secondary
education. I have been a school governor for over 20 years most recently
at New Silksworth Infants and Venerable Bede C of E Academy. I am the current chair of New Silksworth
Academy Local Governing Body, a director of Extol Academy Trust and the chair
of its standards committee.
full time occupation is as an Operations Manager for a large
manufacturing/Construction Company in the region. My remit is to
cover all operational matters for the business but predominantly our work is in
the North East and Yorkshire Regions. In addition to this I am also a
director at Gentoo and sit on the main group board. Previous to that I sat on the Gentoo
Sunderland Board between 2007 and 2008.
I was elected as a Ward Councillor for Silksworth in May 2006. I have
held a number of internal and external appointments since that date including
Chairman of Sunderland South Area Committee, Chairman of Planning and Highways,
Chairman of the Sunderland West Place Board and Vice Chairman of Sunderland
West Area Committee.
am a Chartered Member of IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) and
I am a previous chairman and secretary of the Tyne and Wear Branch.
lead and manage sessions, plan activities and act as the organisations
Designated Safeguarding Lead. I assist the full time project manager with the
organisation's policies and procedures and offer HR and H&S advice to the
organisation and its 23 members of staff.
Ward Surgery is the first Saturday of every month between 11.00 am and
12.00 noon at Silksworth Youth and Community Centre, Tunstall Village
Road, Silksworth, Sunderland, SR3 2BB.