Doncaster Metropolitan Borough
My career in Local Government started over 27
years ago, I studied as an Accounting Technician before moving into
the area of Risk Management and Insurance. My current role at
Doncaster involves development and delivery of a comprehensive
Insurance function to Council services, community groups and
external partners. This involves evaluating the Council's insurable
risks and its insurance needs and arranging appropriate cover to
protect the Council's assets and reputation.
Being keen to be involved in risk management
initiatives, I was a lead on a project with the Department for
Education developing a product to assist with the management of
risks in schools. After co-presenting at Alarm’s Conference in 2006
I became a member of the regional executive, promoting and sharing
good practice in the risk arena, planning the delivery of regional
events and contributing to Alarm Guidance Documents. I became
Chairman of Alarm North East & Yorkshire in 2009, before being
elected to the Board of Alarm in 2010. I am an active board
member contributing to Alarm’s Business Plan, Strategic Objectives
and the future direction of the organisation.
Being involved in the Alarm working group on
the proposed MoJ reforms, its aim being to promote members’ views
on the proposals at a national level; I believe that Alarm must
continue to seize every opportunity to promote the needs and views
of members locally and nationally.
The aim for Alarm now, is to build on the past
21 years successes and continue to be the leading voice on the
management of risk in the public sector, whilst providing members
and their organisations with tools and services that will enable
them to deliver excellent public services.
On a personal note, whilst I work in South
Yorkshire, I have lived in Lincolnshire with my partner for the
past 8 years and have recently become involved with the local
District Council as a committee member. I enjoy gardening,
cooking, music, travelling and photography.