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Chairman of the County Council

Munro - Chair

The Chairman of Surrey County Council, Mr David Munro, is the civic and ceremonial head of the Authority. Mr Munro has been a member of Surrey County Council for 16 years and has represented Farnham South since 1997. He is supported by the Vice Chairman, Mrs Sally Marks, who is County Councillor for Caterham Valley.

The Chairman's role is a-political, carrying out duties representing the Council as a whole. Mr Munro sees his post as ambassadorial, 'flying the flag' for Surrey both within the county and in neighbouring authorities.

After a career in the army (Royal Engineers), Mr Munro worked in the computer sector for a number of years.  He is currently the Administrative Director for a small software house.  He is also the Treasurer and Trustee of a national music charity giving support to singers at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.  He has been the governor of three schools in Farnham, currently at the Abbey special school and has also been involved in several youth organisations in that town. He is committed to promoting the full range of Surrey County Council's activities, but has a special interest in encouraging more science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning in schools, and helping victims of crime.

Mr Munro represents the council at a large number of events, including royal visits, presenting awards, for example the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards, opening new buildings and projects and taking a keen interest in and supporting community activities across Surrey and the wider south east.

Mr Munro is happy to:

If you have an event in the future, which you would like the Chairman to attend or visit, please contact the Chairman's Office on 03456 009 009 or email the Chairman's Office at or write to The Chairman's Office, Surrey County Council, Room 121, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN.

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  • Updated: 29 May 2013
  • Caroline Breckell
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