I was born in Northfleet and have lived there most of my life. I served as a school governor at Cecil Road Primary School for 15 years and for the last 3 year as chair,, helping to develop the school curriculum.

I worked at the British Library for 39 years in a number of different roles covering customer service and project management. I led a team that planned the move of the British Library’s Rare Book collections to its flagship building at St Pancras in London, forming the largest book move in the country’s history.

Drawing on my knowledge and experience of the library, I undertook tours for visitors from all over the world, promoting its exhibitions and treasures and the wealth of information available in its reading rooms.

I have a keen interest in football and played for a number of local teams and went on coaching boys and girls teams in the area. More leisurely pursuits include the hunt for antiques, especially large art glass and fossils. I also knock down pins at Gravesend bowling alley where I have played in a league since 1994.

I very much look forward to share my knowledge and experience of the area through my guided tours.