Moved to Storrington from the Netherlands at Christmas 1999, continuing to work in the management of Royal Philips Electronics NV until early retirement in 2004.
Started retirement walking West Sussex and driving public trip boats on Chichester Canal, qualified as a boatmaster, became a director of Chichester Canal Trading and a trustee of the Canal Trust. Organised the development of the Canal website.
Then joined the Storrington Community Partnership working with the Horsham District Council Economic Development team and local businesses to track the economy and monitor village footfall. Provided administrative support to several generations of the Storrington Business Club.
Became treasurer of the Community Partnership, and gradually took over the Storrington Community Website (www.storrington.org.uk), redeveloping it in 2015 and again (with a small team) in 2020, extending the social media capabilities.
Now also treasurer of Storrington In Bloom, a member of the Glebe Surgery Patient Participation Group, and the Horsham District Community Partnership Forum.
Want to help progress improvement for the local community and environment in a considerate, and respectful way (while having fun!).