Richard Drake

Richard has lived in Balsall Common since 1991. Crossing the border into Berkswell Parish in 2014. His children attended both BC Primary School and Heart of England secondary school. Now retired, Richard is a Management Accountant with a degree in Business Studies. He was born and grew up on a family dairy farm in rural East Devon. His career spanned a number of industries but from 1990-2012 he was a property accountant with Barclays at Westwood Heath (and London). Richard is a keen horse-rider, skier and walker. He was for 6 years Treasurer of the Balsall Common u3s and still leads walks and arranges theatre trips for them.  As a former TAVR soldier he is a member of The Parachute Regiment Association. Richard is also a Councillor of Balsall Parish