Just four elected council positions must represent the disparate needs of all boaters. I am independent, love boats and boating, and am already well networked with many boaters countrywide. My first boats were forty years ago, and I now boat at every opportunity, covering large distances and regularly attend boating events.
Although deeply protective of the history and heritage of
the waterways, I am fully realistic that people own boats for many reasons, often
with very different ideas of what is important.
Categorising boaters into particular groupings is unhelpful and divisive,
and I would aim to fairly represent everybody whatever their reasons for boat
In my role within a large multinational I was particularly
recognised as someone able to broker the best solutions to complex problems
that had eluded others. Early retirement
allows me to commit the necessary time, and to be easily contacted by those I