Frank has been a Governor of Burton and South Derbyshire College since July 2007 and is a member of the Finance and Management Committee. Frank is a Lancastrian, but has lived in Derbyshire for over thirty years. He has been Chief Executive of South Derbyshire District Council for eight years. Outside of Local Government circles, Frank represents Derbyshire on the Football Association Council and is Patron of the Derbyshire Football Association. Frank is a former semi-professional footballer and a keen squash player. In addition to his football interests, Frank is looking forward to his role as an ambassador for Derbyshire promoting the 2012 Olympics.