I have served on WFDC continually since 2002, having first represented the Sutton Park ward and then since 2015 the Wyre Forest Rural ward.
I was Deputy Leader of the Council from 2004-2014 and Leader of the Council from 2014-2019 and since 2019 have remained Leader of the Conservative Group.
I have also served on Worcestershire County Council continuously since 2005 where I am currently the Deputy Leader of the Council and I am also a Wolverley and Cookley Parish Councillor having been elected in 2015.
I was born and raised in Wyre Forest and have lived here all of my life save for going to University.
I balance my political commitments with practising as a solicitor for a Birmingham firm where I specialise in criminal and mental health law.
I am married to Jennifer who is a teacher and have a 7 year old son Louis.
I am a trustee on a number of local trusts including being chairman of Wyre Forest Scouts which is a great honour as Scouting has been a part of my life since I joined the cubs aged 8.
I am also a season ticket holder at Kidderminster Harriers together with my dad and son.