Originally from New Zealand, I have lived in Froxfield since 2004 and became a parish councillor in 2015.
I work as a freelance journalist and writer specialising in corporate communications and have used my professional experience to edit Whitton Ways, the local Parish Magazine for the Whitton Benefice, which includes Froxfield, for about 10 years and previously sat on the Parochial Church Council for All Saints Church, Froxfield.
I am married to Duncan Short and our three children attended St Katharine’s Primary School (local catchment primary) in the Savernake, and then St John’s Academy and Dauntsey’s School. I was a School Governor at St Katharine’s Primary for three years, during which I was deputy chair and led the HR committee responsible for recruiting the teaching staff.
Through supporting our children’s sport, I rekindled a passion for athletics and I am now an England Athletics qualified coach specialising in throws. This involves coaching at the Marlborough & District Junior Athletics Club during the summer months.
On the Froxfield Council, I act as vice chair and regularly attend the Marlborough Area Board’s Community Area Transport Group (CATG) meetings representing Froxfield PC’s demands for measures to control traffic speeds on the A4 passing through the village.