Alastair Pike has been a Town Councillor in Beaconsfield since 2011 and became Leader of the Conservative Group and the Town Council in 2015. He is currently Deputy Mayor.
Born in Liverpool, Alastair attended the Liverpool Institute High School before embarking on a career in banking. A move into industry saw him gain experience with United Biscuits, J Bibby & Sons and later Spear Jackson. In 1979 he was appointed Head of IT in the UK for the Swedish multinational Alfa Laval and in in 1982 he moved to the Swiss based Landis & Gyr as Head of their newly created Distribution Division.
In 1988 Alastair started his own management consultancy business specialising in overhead cost reduction. Major assignments within BET, AEG, Hilton International and Whitbread Hotel Company followed.
Alastair moved to Beaconsfield in 1989 and has had his own business in the Old Town since 1993. An assignment in 2005/2006 with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead sparked an interest in the affairs of local government with increased contact as a consequence of joining the Chamber of Commerce. Alastair became the first President of the Buckinghamshire Chamber of Commerce when Aylesbury and Wycombe & South Buckinghamshire Chambers merged in 2010.
Since becoming a Town Councillor Alastair been involved in a number of projects including the negotiation of a lease with the Beaconsfield Tennis Club. He has been the Council’s representative with the Curzon Centre and the Twinning Organisation and is currently a Trustee of the Old Town Reading Room. Following the Vision 4 Beaconsfield Appraisal in 2015/2016 Alastair produced and had approved the Town Plan for the period 2017-2021. With his business background Alastair has been heavily involved with the Town’s finances and is currently Chair of the Resources Committee. He is very keen to see progress in the Town and looks forward to the new Unitary Authority and the prospect of increased devolution.