Tilehurst Birch Copse

Gary Norman (right) is married with a 17-year-old son and has lived in the District since 1986. He took early retirement in 2018 having spent 40 years in software development and managing customer service and IT projects, finally as a senior executive in the print & publishing industry. He has experience of both the public and private sectors. Gary is currently a parent-governor at St Bart’s school in Newbury. He have a first class degree in Economics and is currently studying towards an OU degree in Natural Sciences. He has a variety of other interests including walking and theatre and the local Rock Choir.

Elizabeth O’Keeffe (left) has lived and worked in West Berkshire since 1981, serving on her local council for the past 9 years. She has community and business experience, having been a company secretary, teacher and Youth & Community Worker (for Berkshire County Council). She is now a full-time volunteer: including currently as a school governor, Citizens Advice advisor and trustee of a youth counselling charity. As a councillor, she focuses on planning, highways, staff and finance issues. She believes in working in partnerships with the community, enabling people – especially the young and marginalised - to resolve issues and improve their daily lives.

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