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The Vice-Chairman of the Council for the year 2019/20 is Councillor Derek Tipp

Derek lived his early years at Barton-on-Sea. At aged 8 the family moved to Highcliffe where his father was the proprietor of Highcliffe Garage for many years. He attended Brockenhurst Grammar School and then went on to obtain a degree in chemistry.

Derek's first employment was as a research chemist in a research laboratory in Totton on the former Burt Boulton and Hayward site. When the facility closed he became a science teacher and taught in secondary schools in Southampton for many years.

Following this, Derek and his wife, Andrea, ran their own successful property company. When this was sold he stood as a candidate for New Forest District Council in 1999 and has remained a councillor since then. He is also a governor at Bartley Junior School.

Derek and Andrea have lived at Netley Marsh for the past thirty years. They have three grown-up sons who all live in the New Forest area and six grandsons and one granddaughter.



Updated: 22 May 2019
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