Professional background: Founder of a consultancy for executive coaching and leadership development with the focus on strategy and strategic implementation.  Also obtained both a MA in Human Resource Development and a Fellow of CIPD.   Now retired, spending my time supporting not for profit and charities in volunteering capacity usually at board level.

Local background: Lived in and around the Lake District for 15 years and involved in access and conservation initiatives through the British Mountaineering Council and now engaged in more locally based initiatives through chairing Levens village Hall Charity, supporting Levens Greening and being a member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Interests:  Rock climbing and Mountaineering has been the core to my life and has taken me around the world experiencing special places, that occasionally match the Lake District and being President of the largest national English climbing club ‘The Climbers Club’.  I am proud to call Cumbria my home.