I was born and brought up in South Wales, leaving to study at Southampton University when I as 18. I completed a 4 year BEd Hons history course there and got my first job as a teacher in a large junior school in Portsmouth shortly after finishing. After a few years teaching I decided to try a different career and got a job in IT, working for IBM and have been there ever since. I have been lucky to do a variety of roles within the company. Currently I am a Service Manager for one of IBM UK’s biggest clients, which is challenging and enjoyable in equal measure. I have lived in Petersfield since 2002. I am married to Will and we have two sons, Evan and George, both of whom thoroughly enjoyed their time at Petersfield Infant School. Since having children my spare time has diminished significantly but when I do have that rare moment I like to go out for a run, read, visit the theatre, cook, catch up with friends or relax with a glass of wine.