Profile for Councillor David Roach, Mayor of Haverhill
David was born in London and grew up in Essex and Suffolk attending schools in Braintree and Sudbury. After leaving school he joined Marconi in Chelmsford before moving to Royal Mail in 1978 where he stayed until he took early retirement in 2012. His career with Royal Mail spanned most aspects of the postal service, including a time working on mail trains, but most of his time was spent dealing with the automation of mail sorting.
David moved to Haverhill in 1986 and has lived in various parts of the town. He has been chairman of the PTA at Chalkstone School. He is married to Sue and between them they have six grown up children and eight grandchildren, with the family spread from Cambridgeshire to Yorkshire, Lancashire, Wales and Australia!
David was first co-opted onto Haverhill town council, as a Conservative Councillor, in 2013 and then was elected to both Town and Borough councils in 2015. As well as being an active Town Councillor he also sits on several committees at Borough level including planning and performance & audit. He is also deputy Portfolio Holder for growth and skills at St Edmundsbury.
David has said that being elected to be the town’s Mayor was a huge honour, privilege and was an ideal opportunity to be able to put back something into the town that he loves. He is a huge advocate for the town and wants to see it grow and thrive. He is proud to be able to represent Haverhill.
Councillor David Roach has been elected by his fellow Councillors to be the Town Mayor for the administration year 2017/2018.