Cllr Keith Mans is a former RAF pilot who spent 10 years working for the John Lewis Partnership after leaving the RAF and before he entered parliament as the MP for Wyre in Lancashire in 1987. Whilst in Parliament Keith was PPS to the Secretary of State for Health as well as being a member of both the Defence and the Environment Select Committees. After leaving Parliament in 1997 Keith was CEO of the Royal Aeronautical Society until his retirement in 2009. Cllr Mans was elected to Hampshire County Council in 2009 and was previously Executive Member for Communities and External Relations. In addition to his Lead role in Children's Services he is also responsible for the Troubled Families Programme and liaison with the Armed Forces in the County. Outside the Council, Keith is Chairman of the Oakhaven Hospice Trust and a Trustee of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Trust.