I am married to Sue, with two children, Imogen (born 1997) and Ben (born 2001).
We arrived in Occold in 1994, moving into The Beeches. I have been a Parish Councillor since 1995, whilst Sue has also been Clerk to the Council since that time.
I am a lawyer by profession, now working back in London as a partner in a Scottish firm, Shepherd + Wedderburn, and spend quite a lot of time on trains, if not travelling to Scotland or other parts of the world on business.
Although not therefore spending much time in the village during the average week, I do appreciate the weekends and the community spirit of Occold, and am presently a churchwarden, and, although not a member of ORAC, am a supporter of the new village hall project and have been known to provide legal advice to the committee from time to time.
I am also clerk to the village charities - the Henman's Charity and the Lees and Last Charity. I can occasionally be seen jogging along the local roads on yet another attempt to make a comeback as a runner, having completed two London Marathons many years ago and having an aim (probably delusional) to complete another half marathon at least in the future!