I have lived in the parish since mid-2007 and became a parish councillor in May 2010 because I strongly believe that it’s my duty to have an active role in my community, helping shape a better future for everyone, and in particularly for the most vulnerable or those that can’t help themselves.
Background and Education
Born in Penzance, my early childhood was spent growing up between the UK and Italy, before returning to Cornwall in my early teens, where I studied at both Humphry Davy School and Penwith College. I have a degree in Recreation Leisure Management from the Cardiff Metropolitan University.
My professional background is in international brand management in the drinks industry, living and working in Europe and travelling internationally. I returned to live in Cornwall in 2003. I now own and run a marketing and management company that supports ambitious businesses to manage and grow their brand value through unified communications.i
UCP Business Mentor: Since May 2011 I have been mentoring Cornish graduates within the Unlocking Cornish Potential, providing specialist knowledge and experience to help deliver successful new initiatives.
ShelterBox: Volunteer speaker and response team member for the disaster relief charity, deploying at short notice in the aftermath of human or natural disasters. I was privileged to go to the east coast of Madagascar in Feb/Mar 2012 to help deliver shelter to victims of the category four cyclone Giovanna, and again in Aug/Sep 2014 in Nepal in response to sever flooding.
I am also a member of The St Erth Residents Association (SERA) since 2008 – where I set up and co-led a project to audit the energy use of community building spaces in the parish, in order to identify potential improvements for efficiency.
As a parish councillor I serve on the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, chair the Economic Development Group as well as being a member of the Governance Committee and Communication and Engagement Committee.
My hobbies and interests include sailing and surfing, and photography, and spending time with family and friends.
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