Conservative Group Leader of Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council,
Cabinet member for Corporate Resources,
Joined Sefton Council June 1985, Conservative Leader since 1991
Conservative Group Leader North West Regional Assembly (NWRA)
Group Leader Merseyside Fire and Civil Defence Authority,
Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) Social Inclusion Executive.
Member Merseyside Pension Fund and Investment panel.
Chairman Estates Committee Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA-NW [formerly TAVRA]) for the North West and Isle of
National Chairman British Resorts Association.
Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, European Elections 2004, Conservative 8th position
Parliamentary Candidate Knowsley South By Election 1991 and General Election 1992.
Wirral South Parliamentary By Election 28th February 1997 and General Election 1997.
European Parliament Candidate for North West (list position 8) 1999.
Chartered Surveyor, (FRICS) Partner with Byrom & Thomas, Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport.
Non Executive Director, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust, Chair of the Audit Committee,
Chair of the IT implementation group.
Past experience: Chairman of Social Services Committee Sefton MBC; Member Board of Merseyside Development Corporation; H.M.
Royal Marine Volunteer Reserve; Executive committee LGA Fire Committee