I am the Welsh Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Talgarth in Powys.
I was honoured to serve as the one of the Assembly Members for the Mid & West Region in the last Assembly (2011 - 2016) to be selected by the Welsh Liberal Democrtas as a Candidate in the current Elections for the Nationla Assembly that took place on 5th May 2016. Although I was not sucessful in that election campaign, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the electors of the Mid & West Region for the immense privilege of serving them, as Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for five years.
I attended Talgarth School and Gwernyfed High School, gaining a scholarship to read Modern Languages (French and German) at Pembroke College, Oxford. I graduated in 1986 and now live with my family on our organic farm in the Black Mountains near Talgarth, Powys.
I am a qualified teacher and have taught French and German at a number of schools in Wales and the Marches. I was latterly Head of German at Hereford Sixth Form College, where I was also the European Officer.
I have served as the County Councillor for Talgarth since 2004 and have been active in rural regeneration projects, including the restoration of Talgarth Mill, one of six projects across the UK to win financial support from the BIG Lottery in association with the BBC's Village SOS programme.
I am a former Member and Audit Scrutiny Chair of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. Whilst on that body I was active in the campaign for direct elections to the National Park Authorities in Wales.
I was also a founding Board Member of Wales in Europe. In addition, I am a Council Member of the European Liberal Democrats (ELDR) which works closely with Liberal sister-parties across Europe.
I am a Member of the FUW and have been Vice-Chair of the Tourism Partnership Mid-Wales, which is based in Machynlleth. I am a Governor of Talgarth CP School and also Gwernyfed High School. I am a Member of the Lloyd George Society, where I also serve on the Committee.