Councillor Mrs Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole with special responsibility for Public Health and Communications. Janet’s background is in Local Government Finance and Administration, first in a London Borough and then in Buckinghamshire.
Before moving to Poole to be with her extended family, Janet ran her own successful business in the fitness and sports arena having studied fitness science, anatomy and physiology, specialising in returning athletes, sportsmen and women to full fitness following injury. On coming to Poole she worked in the Finance and Tourism industry before becoming a Councillor in 2007.
Janet was formerly the Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People, a position which she held for 5 years before becoming Leader of the Council in May 2015.