Born in 1953. Ouest, France. Studied economic and social administration (University of Rennes). Former sales representative. Former parliamentary assistant. Former head of internal management at an accounting practice. General insurance agent (since 1998). Former Member of Saint Brieuc Municipal Council (1995-2001). Former Deputy Mayor of Saint-Brieuc and Vice-President of Saint-Brieuc Urban Area Community Council (2001-June 2009). Member of the Departmental Council for the Canton of Saint-Brieuc Nord (since 2001). Leader of the opposition grouping in the Côtes d'Armor Departmental Council (since 2004). MEP since 2009.