How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like about living here? I have lived in Parkes most of my life, except for some time away at boarding school in Yanco, Sydney University and teaching mainly at Windsor High. The family settled in Parkes around 1908 and I love living in the friendliest town in Aus- tralia.
What do you enjoy about your work? Meeting so many nice people who share my passion for Parkes and want to do things to progress our future and make it such a nice place to live.
What do you do to unwind after work or on weekends? I unwind on the golf course, swim laps at our beautiful pool and enjoy watching local sport, league, rugby union and cricket.
What are you really good at? My wife says snoring! But I enjoy our sheep and wool enterprise and supporting community events, such as the ABBA, Elvis and Irish festivals.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? To spread the Christian phi- losophy of love and peace throughout the world.
What is your pet hate? People who are not punctual.
Tell us about your best holiday ever. Taking the family, when our three sons were young, on a trip to Coventry and on to visit all our Scottish relatives.