Lay Member for Patient and Public Engagement
When his 25-year career as an apprentice and craftsman in the electricity industry ended, Clive turned to the Citizens Advice Bureau and retrained as a volunteer advisor. This in turn led to work with our local college of further education where he then became team leader for the Welfare Unit, supporting students to stay on at college.
Around the same time as his work in further education, Clive was first elected as a district councillor and then a county councillor in Margate and Cliftonville, the area where he was born, raised and where he’d lived throughout his adult life.
Clive is also very proud of his five-year term as Chair of Governors at Laleham Gap Special School and his two years as Chairman of the local Cheerful Sparrows Thanet charity.
During more than a decade as a local elected representative Clive went on to become both leader of the opposition and eventually the leader at Thanet District Council, each for periods of two-and-a-half years.
He is a firm believer in lifelong learning and in addition to his City and Guilds electrical craft qualifications, Clive also qualified as a Health and Safety Adviser with NEBOSH while working in the electricity supply industry. He later studied and attained distinction at degree level through a course in Voluntary Studies with the CAB, a BTEC Management Studies qualification whilst working at Thanet College and went on to successfully graduate from the Improvement & Development Agency Leadership Academy while a member at Kent County Council.
Clive stood down from his role as a councillor in 2015 to take on the Lay Member PPE (Public and Patient Engagement) role here at NHS Thanet CCG.
Clive is married to wife Sandy. Their diverse family have all grown up here in Thanet and seven grandchildren keep the couple very busy in their 'spare time' too.