Retired from the NHS in 2016, I joined the Council in 2010, my initial role was Chair of Overview & Scrutiny Committee, 2010-2011. I then joined Cabinet in 2012, holding various portfolios including Housing and Education. I was elected Leader of the Council in 2014, during this time I have held the Corporate Strategy, Planning & Regeneration portfolio. I am committed to meeting our 5000 affordable housing pledge for this current administration, in addition, we are building a further 1000 council homes.
We have developed a close working relationship with the Mayor of London, the GLA and local businesses and we are committed to making Hounslow one of the most attractive boroughs in London for development and business opportunities. We work closely with our main employers; BSKYB, Smithkline, Heathrow Airport Ltd, etc. We have also worked collaboratively with Brentford Football Club to secure their new stadium which is due to open in September 2020. We have strong relationships with our Chamber of Commerce and West London Business, we see SMEs as the backbone for providing sustainable jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities for our residents.