Melvyn Caplan has been a councillor for Little Venice Ward since 1990 and has lived in the area for more than 30 years. Melvyn is currently chairman of one of the planning committees and also one of the licencing committees. A former leader of the council, he spent 25 years of his working career as an executive at IBM and now spends the majority of his week on council activity. He also serves on the neighbourhood police committee. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym and watching most sports.