Robert Smart: Meads
As a relatively new resident of Meads I greatly appreciate its attractions and amenities within Eastbourne's exciting potential future.
Over the past four years, I have been a very active Councillor, playing a leading role to
prevent the sale of the Downlands Farms, and to extend Conservation boundaries in Meads. I have provided my financial expertise to the Conservative Group in exposing the financial shortcomings of the current administration.
I have enjoyed an extensive career as an international businessman and professional accountant. This has included significant involvement in the tourism industry and its financing, and included the role of Executive Chairman of a UK-wide hotel group.
I have supported the Conservative Party over the past 30 years, both locally and nationally.
I have contributed in East Sussex as a Non-executive Director and Audit Chairman of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Since my resignation I have acted as an informal advisor to the Save the DGH campaign group, and recently led an EBC survey of maternity services in East Sussex.
I am married with four adult children and seven grandchildren, some living in Eastbourne.