I have lived in Hebden all my life and I am the 6th generation of my family to farm land around both Hebden and Grassington. I was educated at Hebden Primary School, Ermysted’s Grammar School and Newcastle University.
I have three children who attended Burnsall Primary School and I became a governor there in 2004 and I was Chair of Governors there prior to the formation of the Federation. I am involved with Upper Wharfedale Young Farmers Club, having been Chairman and Club Leader in the past and am currently Club President. I also serve as a trustee for the Fountaine’s Hospital Trust in Linton.