I have lived in and around South Lincolnshire for most of my life, I started my career after University in business working for one of the UK's leading retailers, Waitrose. During this time, I supported the launch of the Community Matters Scheme and had numerous placements at Head Office in the Communications & Public Affairs team.
In January 2013, I started working for Nick Boles, the then Member of Parliament for the Grantham & Stamford Constituency, as his Communications Officer and Campaign Manager. For both the 2015 & 2017 General Election, I worked as the Election Agent/Campaign Manager to Nick Boles MP. This role entailed creating the campaign plan, communicating with activists, drafting literature, fundraising and ensuring our campaign followed electoral law.
I was first elected as a local District Councillor in 2011 at the age of 20 and was subsequently appointed as Cabinet Member for Corporate Services & Communications in 2015.
In 2017, I was elected as the Deputy Leader of South Kesteven District Council, alongside the role of Cabinet Member for Business Transformation and Commissioning, which includes responsibility for key public-private strategic commercial ventures, partnerships, projects and accountability for service areas such as property, HR, procurement and IT.
I was appointed as a Company Director of InvestSK Limited, which was a company set up by the Council to support delivery of the Council's vision to grow the local economy, supporting local businesses and encouraging economic growth and development, in 2019 I was appointed Chairman of InvestSK Limited.
From July 2019 to May 2023, I was the elected Leader of South Kesteven District Council. The Council made up of 56 Councillors covering 365 square miles of South Lincolnshire with a population of 155,000 residents. My role as Leader of the Council was to provide effective political leadership and strategic direction for the council - which included developing overall strategy, budgets, policy arrangements and service reviews, alongside representing the council in the community and in discussions with regional, national and international organisations and partners.
In May 2021, I was successfully elected to Lincolnshire County Council representing Stamford East Division.
If you would like to contact me, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.