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.
I quickly came to appreciate the village in carrying out my work throughout the NorthWest and Midlands because of its good road and rail connections. At the same time 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 was also a school governor for 25 years.
My ongoing interests in transport issues led me to join the Parish Council’s Traffic and Transport Working Group and subsequent application to join the Council in December 2019.
While traffic issues, coupled with the desire for improved pedestrian and cycling provision are significant interests, I believe it is essential that the village’s amenities must be brought into line with the growth in housing and population.
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.