I have lived in Melton since 1973, working for Mars as an Occupational Health Nurse for 20 years. I was first elected to the County Council in 2009 and I represent the Melton East Electoral Division.
I have been a member of the Cabinet since 2012 and have covered a variety of portfolios, including Equalities, Communities and Environmental Matters. In 2018 I became the Cabinet Lead Member for Health, Wellbeing and Sport and in January 2018 I was appointed Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board.
I am also a member and former leader of Melton Borough Council. In 2017 I was awarded an MBE for services to local government.