Ian Finney

I moved to Chipping Norton in October 2018 and so I am definitely a newbie.
I am originally from Stoke-on-Trent, did my degree at the University of Exeter in Economic History and Economics and much later did an MBA at Wolverhampton University. My career was in accounts and I retired as the Financial Director of an SME.
I have always had an interest in my community being a regular church member, a Chair of Governors, a trustee and director of a charity, a board member of the Walsall Education Business Partnership and an Assessor for Investors in People in Walsall.
Since moving to Chippy, I have become a member of St Mary’s Church and did a spell as voluntary Debt Centre Manager, for Christians Against Poverty (CAP) helping local residents. I still help where I can with CAP.
I was proud to join the council this year and to become involved with the civic community and to do what I could to improve life in Chippy. My vision encompasses doing all within the Council’s power to improve the environment, reduce traffic, improve local shopping, develop a thriving local market and maintain and improve the community activities of the town.
I know that Chippy has proud traditions, but change is inevitable and so it is better to manage that change to our benefit where we can and minimise the negatives where necessary.

17 April 2023
Last Updated
25 March 2024