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Euan Henderson

South Ward Councillor

Euan Henderson has been a member of Newport Pagnell Town Council since it was created in 1987. He also represented Newport Pagnell on Buckinghamshire County Council from 1981 to 1997 and on Milton Keynes Council from the creation of the unitary authority in 1996 until 2010. He was Mayor of Milton Keynes in 2009-2010.

He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1941. He married Irene in 1964 and they have two children, Christopher and Anna, and four grandchildren.

He was educated at George Watson’s Boys’ College in Edinburgh, Ashville College in Harrogate, Oxford University, and Cambridge University, and received a doctorate from Reading University in 1975. He spent his working life in education – as head of the science department in Elliott School, Putney, as a staff tutor at Oxford University, and at the Open University from 1975 to 2003, where he was appointed Professor of Educational Technology in 1988.

He was a non-executive director of Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust from 2002-2011, and since mid-2011 has been Chair of Milton Keynes Community Health Services. He was a member of the South-East Council of the Arts Council of England from 2004 to 2010, and was elected Chair of the Milton Keynes Arts & Heritage Alliance in March 2011. He is a trustee of the Newport Pagnell Educational Charity.