Herefordshire Council’s Leader, Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson elected and committee chairpersons appointed

Full Council has today announced how Herefordshire Council will be governed in the 2024/25 municipal year.

Councillor Jonathan Lester has been elected Leader of Herefordshire Council, Councillor Roger Phillips is Chairperson of the Council and Councillor Stef Simmons is Vice-Chairperson of the Council.

Full Council also appointed Herefordshire Council’s committee chairpersons, confirmed as:

Audit and governance committee 
Chairperson: Councillor David Hitchiner        Vice-Chairperson: Councillor Mark Woodall

Children and young people scrutiny committee  
Chairperson: Councillor Toni Fagan               Vice-Chairperson: Councillor Liz Harvey

Connected communities scrutiny committee
Chairperson: Councillor Ed O’Driscoll            Vice-Chairperson: Councillor Frank Cornthwaite

Employment panel committee       
Chairperson: Councillor Jonathan Lester       Vice-Chairperson: Councillor Ellie Chowns

Environment and sustainability scrutiny committee
Chairperson: Councillor Louis Stark               Vice-Chairperson: Councillor Justine Peberdy

Health, care and wellbeing scrutiny committee   
Chairperson: Councillor Pauline Crockett      Vice-Chairperson: Councillor Polly Andrews

Planning and regulatory committee          
Chairperson: Councillor Terry James             Vice-Chairperson: Councillor Clare Davies

Scrutiny management board          
Chairperson: Councillor Ben Proctor              Vice-Chairperson: Councillor Louis Stark

Licensing sub-committee   
Chairperson: Councillor Polly Andrews

Published: 24th May 2024