Professional background: Solicitor and retired tribunal judge, president of the British Chambers of Commerce.

Additional skills: Fundraising, trustee of arts organisations, former member of the N.W. National Trust Regional committee and former chairman of the Romney Society based in Kendal.

I am a retired lawyer so now have more time to enjoy the ever changing landscape in all weathers with my dog George. I consider it a privilege to have lived here for the last 26 years and now to help Friends of the Lake District continue to keep it really special.