Giles has lived in Nettleham for just over three decades and attended local schools including De Aston Sixth Form at Market Rasen. Giles read for his undergraduate degree at the University of Hull and graduated in July 2004.
Giles was elected to West Lindsey District Council in a by-election in September 2012, becoming the first Conservative to represent the Nettleham Ward since the early 1980s. He was subsequently re-elected in the local elections of May 2015 and then again in May 2019, topping the poll on each occassion.
In April 2013 Giles was appointed the Conservative Group’s Chief Whip by Cllr. Summers, the Conservative Leader of West Lindsey District Council (2013-2019), a post he retained following the 2015 elections. Following the local elections of 2019 Giles was elected by his fellow Conservatives to replace Cllr. Summers as Group Leader and was subsequently elected as the youngest ever Leader of West Lindsey District Council. Giles is Chairman of the Corporate Policy & Resources Committee and also Deputy Chairman of the Chief Office Employment Committee.
In early September 2015 Giles was elected to the position of Chairman of the Association of Public Service Excellence’s (APSE) Commercialisation and Finance Professional Practice Strategic Forum, and subsequently re-elected in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2018 he became a delegate for the Northern Region and serves on APSE’s National Council.
Giles served as a member of Nettleham Parish Council between 2006-2019, having been successfully elected in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2019, He was involved on the Planning Committee and Mulsanne Park Users Committee of which he was Chairman. During that time, in partnership with Nettleham Tennis Club, together they have delivered new Tennis Courts. Giles campaigned against the closure of the Linelands Care Home and continues to seek the return of the Linelands site to use as a care facility for the elderly in our community. He resigned from the parish council following the
Giles has served as a Governor at Nettleham Infants School where he had particular responsibilities on the Resources Committee. Giles successfully tackled the issue of parking on All Saints Lane, the end of the after-school club, and the transition to academy status during his time as a Governor, which has meant a real improvement for local residents.
Giles works locally for the Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association, as Organising Secretary and for the Rt. Hon Sir Edward Leigh, Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough Constituency, as Constituency Communications Manager. Professionally since his graduation, Giles has worked most notably at the Environment Agency, Lincolnshire & Rutland Education and Business Partnership (EBP) and the Lincolnshire Association for the Care of the Elderly.