Member of Holmes Chapel Parish Council
I am a Chartered Civil Engineer, now retired, and moved to Holmes Chapel with work in 1986 along with my wife, Janet, and three sons. Shortly after moving, Janet was fortunate to gain a job teaching at Middlewich Road Primary School where she taught for 23 years until retirement.
As a civil engineering contractor, I have been responsible as Project Manager on NW schemes including Barton Bridge Widening on M60 and the new Second Runway at Manchester Airport. I was Head of Community and Public Relations on the construction of the M6Toll motorway and then national Business Development Director for Highways. The great majority of my career has been in transport infrastructure.
Outside the day job I have been active in my professional bodies, The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). This included Regional Chair of CIHT and National President in 2009. I retain strong links with my profession through part-time consultancy work for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association.
I was governor at an independent day school for 25 years and joined the governing body at Middlewich Road Primary School in 2022.
My ongoing interests in transport issues led me to join the Parish Council’s Traffic and Transport Working Group. I was co-opted to the Council in December 2019, and I have served as Chairman since May 2021.
While traffic issues, coupled with the desire for improved pedestrian and cycling provision are significant interests, it is essential that the village’s amenities are brought into line with the growth in housing and population. With that growth it is important to support community events and facilities so that everyone feels positive about the place where they live.
I am pleased to be able to contribute to the work of the Parish Council in making Holmes Chapel a great place to live and work for all our residents.