I am a Lib Dem councillor and Chichester City Council’s representative on the BID. I spent most of my working life with Portsmouth City Council. I am a qualified archivist and was previously Head of Arts, Libraries, Museums and Records. I have kept in touch with the cultural sector, volunteering at events held at Pallant House Gallery. I am particularly interested in church architecture and served early in my career on the Cathedral’s Fabric Commission for England, and then on the Church Buildings Council. I have been a school governor for both state and independent schools in Chichester and in Portsmouth and have written a number of local history titles, chiefly on Portsmouth and, more recently, on Chichester subjects. I am now devoting my energies to political life here in Chichester.