Rod's CV

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Politics

Regional/National

  • Candidate for the Combined Authority elected Mayor – 2017 – coming first in Cambridge against Labour and first in South Cambridgeshire against Conservatives 
  • Parliamentary candidate in Huntingdon 2015 and 2017 – keeping deposit on both occasions and improving place in 2017
  • Member of campaign steering group for Julian Huppert Cambridge, General Election 2015
  • Election Agent for Julian Huppert Cambridge, General Election 2017

Local

  • Cambridge City Councillor for Newnham, 2004 – present
  • Executive Councillor Cambridge City Council 2006 -2013
    • Customer Services and Resources 2006 – 2010
    • Arts, Sports and Public Places 2010 – 2013
  • Cambridge City Council cycling champion 2013 – 2014
  • Chair West Central Area Committee 2015-2017
  • Chair Cambridge City Council Liberal Democrat Group 2016 – 2017
  • Liberal Democrat Shadow Spokes on Finance and Housing 2016 – current  

 

Educational/Professional 

  • MA Architecture – University of Cambridge - 1988
  • Held a number of positions with large financial organisations 1988-2002
  • Set up own and run own financial consulting company 2003- current   

  

Personal

  • Grew up in a small mining village in North Nottinghamshire
  • Lived in Cambridge for over 30 years
  • Married with two grown up children
  • Trustee of Wintercomfort for the Homeless
  • Keen runner, cyclist and hiker
  • Enjoys growing tomatoes