Professional background: recently retired Director within Acas after a long career working in employment law, HR consultancy and dispute resolution. A wide experience of policy and product development working with external organisations and other Government Departments within the UK and overseas.

Local background: Having swapped a static caravan for bricks and mortar, we permanently moved to Ireby, one of the villages at the back of Skiddaw, last year after spending decades of visiting the Lakes at every opportunity.

Interests: The Lake District and all it has to offer: community, the fells, the lakes and surrounding areas.