Chairperson of the Council

The Chairperson of the Council is currently Councillor Roger Phillips.

Roger Phillips wearing a blue suit and a red tie

The Chairperson of the Council is the civic and ceremonial head of the council, chosen by council to be their non-political representative on ceremonial and other occasions and to run council meetings.

Although the Chairperson of the Council is usually a member of a political group, when they take on the official role of chairperson they agree to be apolitical for their term of office. This is because the Chairperson of the Council is expected to be the 'balancer' in council meetings and ensure all political parties are represented equally. It is also important to note that when it comes to ward-related business, the chairperson has no enhanced decision making powers - they voice their opinion like any other councillor.

You can contact the Chairperson by email at and read more about his background and interests on his councillor's profile: Councillor Roger Phillips.

You can also write to him at Chairperson of the Council, Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE.

You can follow the Chairperson on Facebook.