Councillor Geoffrey Cox, a graduate of University College Swansea, worked for British Steel before establishing a training and consultancy business.
Councillor Cox is retired, being last employed as an administrator for the Llandaff Diocese of the Church in Wales.
Geoff has lived in Cowbridge since 1971, was elected to the Vale of Glamorgan Council in a by-election in 2001 to represent the Cowbridge Ward.
He is a member of Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council and was Mayor of Cowbridge in 2000/2001.
Susan, his wife, is a retired local government officer. They have two children, one of whom lives in Spain with her family.