A lifelong resident of St Ives, Ryan was first elected to the District Council in 2012, having served on the Town Council since 2008. He also serves as a County Councillor for St Ives North and Wyton.
Attending both Thorndown and St Ivo Schools, Ryan has built a life in St Ives, living and working in the community as well as supporting local groups, including raising thousands of pounds to keep enhancing and improving the town’s Christmas lights as the Chairman of the Chistmas Lights Committee.
He has also served as Chairman of St Ives in Bloom for five years and remains a director and company secretary of St Ives Town Initiative since 2008, working to deliver events and projects such as the Italian, Continental and Christmas markets, SuggeStIves magazine and the promotion of local businesses.He is also passionate about protecting some of St Ives most important community assets, serving as a Trustee of the Norris Museum and as Chairman of the Property Committee during the Corn exchange renovation project.
He currently serves as Executive Leader of Huntingdonshire District Council. Since being elected to the District Council, Ryan has also held a number of roles including Chairman of Licensing, Cabinet Member for Housing and Regulatory Services and the Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Economic Development.