Steering Group Members

Allan Mortimer, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Chair

I trained as a Chemical Engineer and worked as a project manager in the chemical and software industries until 2007.  I am now self employed, and run a consulting business, and a property business from home.  I have lived and worked in the area since 1991, and moved into the parish seven years ago.  I have three children, two of whom still live at home.


bridget-fortune Bridget Fortune, Hambleton District Councillor

I have represented the parish as a Hambleton District Councillor since 2003. I am currently a member of the Cabinet with responsibility for Community and Leisure, and am also a member of the Planning Committee. I have lived in the parish for most of my life and have been involved in community activities throughout that time


Liam Percy, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Vice Chairliam-percy_1

I am married with a teenage son, and have lived in the village for almost 40 years, my main interests are classic cars and sport in general.  As a 61 year old retired engineer I spent the majority of my career with Shell UK undertaking many roles/responsibilities including major project management. Since retiring from Shell I have successfully developed and managed several small companies. I believe my ability to work not only within a large corporate structure, but also to develop smaller projects, gives me greater understanding of how to meet the needs of the Neighbourhood Plan.



Richard Readman,
Rudby Parish Councillor For Middleton On Leven

I lived in Hutton Rudby for 25 years before moving to Middleton on Leven where I have lived for the last 20 years.  I have been the Parish Councillor for Middleton for 10 years.




Adrian Davey

I am a retired Motor vehicle instructor & City & Guilds Assessor. Prior to that l worked for Cleveland Ambulance as a Charge Hand Fitter in charge of the Ambulance fleet. Since retiring I have concentrated on my photography at music gigs & travel. Both my wife & I have lived in the village for 26 Years.

Karen Picking

I have lived in Rudby for 12 years and am originally from Stokesley.  I run a consultancy business from home with all business activity outside of the Parish. My skills include setting up and running workshops and consultation events. I am active in the voluntary sector through membership of the Arête Learning Trust which oversees the Academy for Stokesley School.



Derek Simpson

We moved to the village almost 35 years ago when our two boys were young. Both the children went to the village school and Stokesley School. For many years I was a Governor of the village school as well as Stokesley School.

I am now retired but spent my working life (and student days) in the field of computing in both industry and academia.


Tom Pickering, Landlord of the Kings Head






Mike Fenwick, Rudby Parish Councillor






Emma Foden, Parish Councillor