I was born in Leicester and leaving school worked for Midland Bank for 18 years in a variety of branches across the Midlands. I then left and trained for the Anglican Ministry and served in Tunbridge Wells, Chatham and Brize Norton and Carterton. I retired in 2006 and moved to Cromer. Over the years I have been Chair of Governors at four schools and a Governor at another. I joined the Governors of Sidestrand Hall School over ten years ago and was chair for seven years of these year. I am married with three children and six grandchildren.