I have worked in health and safety for nearly twenty years and have specialised in demolition and asbestos.

I have been a member of the Executive Committee for two years and have hopefully contributed to the development of IDE by attending the committee  meetings and doing the tasks given to me in a timely fashion.

My intention is to only remain on the committee if elected for 1 year.  This is to help the IDE regain a balanced transition between new and existing committee members and ensure continuity.

Having run a business employing 20 staff, I am conscious of the need to ensure that the IDE maintains its overall focus and continues to manage its finances to benefit the membership during the coming 12 months. I am also firmly of the opinion that not only do we need to grow by recruiting from demolition contractors but we need to encourage other professionals who work in the demolition sector to join to widen the membership base.