I realised a long-held dream of moving to Plymouth in 2013, having spent my career in the City of London in financial services. My ancestral roots and a large part of my family tree are based in Devon. I bring a business background with project management and process improvement skills, plus a determination to see positive change and conservation of both our natural and built environments in Plymouth. I find trees awe-inspiring and want to do my bit to see them well-managed and protected. I am a founder and a former chair of Environment Plymouth. I currently chair the Hoe Neighbourhood Forum, as well as being a committee member of Plymouth Open Spaces Network and a Board Director of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership.