I am a Chartered Surveyor (Land Agent, Valuer, Arbitrator) and have been based in the West Country all my working life. My expertise is rural practise, rural and urban land management, planning and commons. I have lived in Parracombe for over 30 years and am currently Chairman of the Parish Council. I have assisted with the setting up of a Community Land Trust to manage Village Hall, Community Shop and affordable housing project. I am a long term Trustee of the Calvert Trust Exmoor. I am a keen walker and rider and and interested in local history.