Title: Cabinet Member for Children and Families
Party: Liberal Democrat
Political grouping: Liberal Democrat
Ward: St Thomas
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I am Cabinet Member for Children and Families and as a strong family oriented person, know the importance of keeping our young people safe and want to ensure they have the best possible opportunity to develop to their full adult potential.
A Portsmouth City Councillor since 2010 and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Children and/or Education since 2011, I was Cabinet Member for Children and Education between 2011-14 and Chair of Governance and Audit in 2010. I have a vested interest in improving education outcomes as both grandchildren (and children) attended local authority schools. I have contributed to the LGiU paper on the "Middle-Tier" role in delivering Education and the local authority's role within this and have chaired and spoken at several national seminars on the subject of Education.
I am a Trustee of Wymering Manor Trust, PRENO and a long-standing committee member of Friends of Old Portsmouth Association. I am also a Governor at Charter and at ARK Portsmouth primaries.
Prior to becoming a councillor, I spent many years in senior positions within the IT software industry as a Director and Principal Technologist with a "Cloud Computing" company. I currently contract and consult as a CTO in this area