I have lived in Welwyn village for almost 10 years now, and was very proud to be elected as a Borough Councillor for my ward in November 2018. I was re-elected to this position in the local elections of May 2021.
My love of the character, strong community and easy access to open countryside in Welwyn, drives me to support and assist my neighbourhood in any way I can, be it within my role as a Councillor or simply as one of its residents trying to do their best. Furthermore, the opportunity to have a really positive impact Welwyn Hatfield more widely through my work as a Councillor and influencing Council decisions, makes me feel very honoured, but always extremely responsible to treat this privilege with the time, energy and dedication it deserves.
As a chartered accountant, I have served in a number of senior finance roles, and hope to draw on this experience to add another level of scrutiny to the financial decisions made by the Council. We are all well aware of the tough budgets local authorities have to manage, and ensuring a combination of good value for money and careful prioritisation of where those funds are allocated is crucial in delivering the best possible for all residents.
When I am not at work or at the Council, I can normally be found pottering around in my garden, which is a big passion of mine and my place to unwind.