I am 44 years old, married and have two teenage sons. I have stayed in the constituency my entire life, attending the local primary school and subsequently Loudoun Academy. From there I attended Glasgow University, graduating with an Honours degree in Civil Engineering. I have worked in this sector for 21 years, both in the private and public sector and am currently employed as a Principal Engineer.
I have been an elected councillor, since 2007. I have had various roles within the council including Spokesperson for Planning and am now a member of the cabinet, and chair of the Grants Committee. I currently have spokespersons roles for Housing, and Strategic Planning and Resources as well as several trustee / director roles – Kilmarnock Leisure Centre, East Ayrshire Council, Galston Development Partnership, Irvine Valley Regeneration Partnership and Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex.
My hobbies include attending Kilmarnock FC matches, walking, camping, cooking.