May I introduce myself as the new chairman of RECA. I was elected at the AGM on 11 March.
Many thanks to my predecessor Trevor Slack who nobly stepped into the breach last year.
I have been a member of the association since 1999. My first experience of political campaigning was during the 2001 General Election. I was elected as a Reading Borough councillor in 2004 and have served on the council since then. For the last 7 years I have chaired the council's Audit & Governance Committee. I also served as the treasurer for RECA from 2013 to 2015.