Bart has lived in Lyddington for twelve years with his wife Barbara, a local artist. He is treasurer of the Lyddington village hall trust and has lead on the development of Enter and View for Healthwatch Rutland. Bart’s professional life was in education, as a teacher and then senior manager in three large county council education departments. He undertook a variety of roles in these local authorities managing teams responsible for special educational needs provision, governor and school support, and the provision & allocation of school places. He worked with a variety of local authorities assisting them to address management and educational issues, and implement national initiatives. Bart’s professional experience has given him particular skills in the assessment of complex issues, and working with others to devise and enable them to implement realistic solutions. As a member of the Healthwatch Rutland Board he will bring a different perspective, having had few dealings with the health service or social care in the past, but a deep understanding of how public services function and how change can be brought about.