Zoe said it was a great privilege to be elected as the Conservative Councillor for Privett Ward in 2016. Living in Gosport all of her life and attending the local schools, Zoe is now married with 2 sons. She qualified as a Sports Therapist in 2000, taught at a local College and later moved into education management at a Hampshire College acting as Deputy Head of Faculty. In 2012 Zoe completed her Management degree and became a member of the Chartered Management Institute. Leaving a career in formal education for a short period, Zoe work for a well-established environmental charity for 3 years, founding skills in the third sector and supporting local communities with their green spaces and sustainability.
Currently Zoe works as Head of Saints Learning. Saints Learning is the Learning and Development business for Southampton football club, Saints Learning work with organisations looking to optimise the potential of their business and their people. Zoe believes that translating and applying what we learn from developing elite athletes into meaningful learning programmes, has a real impact to business cultures and performance.
Zoe has a strong track record of empowering people in the public, private and third sectors to raise their performance. She is dedicated and passionate about raising standards in education and the green agenda. Taking her experience beyond the classroom into her role as a Councillor and as a local College Governor. In January 2019, Zoe became Chair of Governors for the local governing board at St Vincent College.
Zoe believes her experience of local issues and helping people will stand her in good stead to support the residents of Privett and Gosport alongside the Conservative team. Since being elected as one of the Councillors for Privett Ward, Zoe has been an active member of the GBC Economic Development and Community boards and has recently made Vice Chair in 2018 of the Community Board. Zoe also sits as a GBC represented for Gosport Voluntary Action and supports fellow Councillor Raffaelli in Health and Well-being matters.
Zoe is proud of Gosport as well as working to help constituents with individual problems, Zoe has also been very involved with local issues ranging from green spaces in Gomer, reducing plastic, education and friends of stokes bay. Zoe is devoted and passionate about developing a workforce’s capability through education and improving well-being through clean and green open spaces.