Ron is a Dutch citizen but has been slowly anglicised over the past 37 years. He has been the managing director of GIS Ltd for the past 25 years. He gained his private pilot license (PPL) in 2014 and loves to fly his Cessna 172 whenever the weather and time allows him.

He also managed to get his advanced scuba open water PADI diving qualification in 2016 which he used to dive the Great Barrier reef in 2016.

Also been attending ballroom dancing classes since January 2016 with Prue but has been known to put his wrong foot forward or even in it.

He keeps busy by being a parish councillor, running an allotment and being treasurer of the allotment association and is chairman of the local village hall committee. Besides, he recently has become a shareholder in the Hare and Hounds pub and is a regular quiz master.

Loves to travel and claims to be a dab hand at cooking.