Bill Barker

Currently SCC Appointed Governor and Elected County Councillor for Horsley Division.
Am Committee Member of Heath and Wellbeing Board, Audit and Governance and the Surrey Employers Pension Committee.
Career seagoing in Merchant Navy and eventual command of 200,000 tonne tanker.
Ashore as Marine Superintendent, Chief Marine Superintendent and finally Operations Manager of Fleet
Received Award of Plate from HM Government in 1978 for successful salvage operation in Irish Sea and an OBE on retirement for services to Shipping.

Footnote:-
I owe my fitness verve and zest for life to the Medical Officer in charge of Aden Hospital where after a game of football between Expatriate and Adeni Locals played under seering summer sun in 40 C temperature we not only lost but finished exhausted. He was about to take up the post of Chief Medical Officer of the entire Company and vowed he would get us fit. He authorised a gym to be built in the basement of Head Office which we could use in working hours. It more than paid off with virtually no lost time through sickness and it set me on the path of healthy living by keeping fit.

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