After a successful career in advertising in London and Birmingham, Mr Elliot spent seven years as chairman of Mid Staffordshire Health Authority before joining Burton in 1993.  He is a past West Midlands Chairman of the NHS Trust Federation.   Born in Dunstall and now living in Newborough, he has extensive knowledge of South Staffordshire.  He is in nomination as High Sheriff of Staffordshire for the Millenium year.