I'm team leader and manager for elections and electoral registration in the democratic services unit, for Parliamentary, district, parish and other elections. I service some council meetings including the cabinet and standards committee.
I oversee the complaints procedure and ombudsman complaints. I'm the lead officer on consultation which includes working with partners. It's a hands-on job with lots of variety, which I like, and that sometimes means juggling a lot of balls at once.
YOUR PREVIOUS CAREER?
It was all with Salisbury. I began here as a junior committee clerk in 1989. My role developed to include performance, consultation and research, leading the implementation of best value.
My degree from Essex University is in politics and I'm a chartered secretary.
I'm married. We have a daughter of three and a baby due in September. I'm a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
I like interacting with the public so would aim to stay in local government. But then local government is in my blood. My father was a council assistant treasurer.