Congratulations to Exeter alumnus Ian Potts (1962, Mathematics), who has been made a freeman of the London Borough of Ealing. Mr Potts becomes only the 26th person to be honoured in this way in the Borough’s 54-year history.
Mr Potts was made a freeman of Ealing for his service to the Borough. His extraordinary record of public service includes 36 years as a councillor (1978-2014), 40 years as a school governor (1978-2018), and 50 years as a member of the local equalities council, including 38 years on the Executive, 14 as the Treasurer and continuing today as the incumbent Chair. As a teacher Mr Potts also represented his teachers’ union on the National Executive, representing Middlesex, for 10 years (1972-82). After leaving teaching Mr Potts became the Chairman of the West London branch of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Congratulations to Mr Potts on this richly deserved recognition of the service he has given Ealing Borough over the past 50 years.