I originally qualified as an engineer and subsequently did an MBA to acquire some management skills. My career spanned several sectors including finance, forestry, engineering and consultancy which included a number of assignments in the NHS. My interest and involvement in politics led me to look into healthcare and I have been a member of a number of policy groups and working parties studying the delivery of healthcare both here and, particularly, internationally. I am now retired and have the time to be one of your Governors. I am a member of the Patient Experience Commitee, the Nominations Committee and the Performance Working Group and I take the opportunity to attend most of the briefings from the hospital management.