Current Outside Body Appointments
Past Outside Body Appointments
Not a past member of any Outside Body.
My front-line role
I am the Conservative Councillor for Oxhey Park division. The ‘Your Community’ section provides local service information, news, events and contacts about the area.
I represent the
interests of 14,000 residents of the three wards of Carpenders Park, Moor Park
& Eastbury and Oxhey Hall on the County Council. My county division is
unusual in that it falls within two different parliamentary constituencies. I
work closely with both Members of Parliament, David Gauke who represents South
West Hertfordshire and Richard Harrington who represents Watford.
Division sits entirely within Three Rivers District, two wards (Carpenders Park
and Oxhey Hall) are in Watford Rural Parish Council and one ward (Moor Park
& Eastbury) is in the Rickmansworth unparished area. I work closely with
the Three Rivers District Councillors, the Watford Rural Parish Councillors for
the same areas, and also with active residents’ associations and community
Residents who wish
to raise any issue with me are welcome to do so at any time, whether by e-mail,
letter or telephone. I will always deal promptly with casework issues.
As is the case with every County Councillor, I have a locality budget to spend on community projects in the division. Follow the links for more details of the scheme and see below for details of applicatoins I have previously agreed and declined.
My County Council responsibilities
I was elected as Chairman of Hertfordshire County Council on 19th May 2015. Until May 2015 I was the Executive Member for Customer Service, Performance and Libraries having previously held Cabinet Responsibility for Education & Skills and Transformation.
In the 1990s I was
the first chairman of the County Council’s Standards Committee, before the
Chairman had to be independent of the Council. I have previously served on the
Police Authority. Under a previous administration, I held the Conservative
I am also a School
Governor at St Meryl School, Carpender's Park.
Appointments to Outside Bodies
Hertfordshire - The University Court (Ex officio)
Educational Foundation (Ex officio)
Personal, professional and political
I have lived in my
division of Oxhey Park for over 35 years. My first degree is in mathematics and
statistics, and I hold a Masters Degree in Business Administration which was
taken as a mature student. My professional background is in finance and, while
my family was growing up, in teaching. I became a Three Rivers District
Councillor in 1988, serving for eight years and Chairing the Environment
Committee. I was first elected to the County Council in 1989. I stood down in
2001 to pursue a full-time career in school administration and I was re-elected