WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR JOB?
I have to ensure the four councils in Humberside Emergency Planning Service -Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Councils - are well-prepared for any emergencies, alongside emergency and voluntary services.
Flooding, plane crashes, train crashes. We were on the periphery of the Selby train crash last year and have had a major oil refinery explosion.
WHAT ABOUT TERRORIST THREATS?
We have been heavily involved in planning for dealing with anthrax and the deliberate release of chemicals.
WHAT'S YOUR CAREER BACKGROUND?
I started with East Riding BC from school as a licensing officer and joined East Riding
of Yorkshire as assistant civic officer. I was appointed emergency planning officer
ARE YOU QUALIFIED?
I have an MSc in emergency planning and disaster management and am just starting a PhD on flooding.
I am 27. My partner, Helen, is an army second lieutenant stationed in Germany. I like mountain climbing, walking and skiing and am team leader of the civilian mountain rescue team in Yorkshire.
AND THE FUTURE?
I would like to continue in local government in a management position.