The Chairman of Surrey County Council, Mrs Lavinia Sealy, is the civic and ceremonial head of the Authority. Mrs Sealy has been a member of Surrey County Council for 14 years and has represented Bisley, Chobham and West End since 1997. She is supported by the Vice Chairman, David Munro, who is County Councillor for Farnham South.
The Chairman's role is a-political, carrying out duties representing the Council as a whole. Mrs Sealy sees her post as ambassadorial, 'flying the flag' for Surrey both within the county and in neighbouring authorities.
A former history and politics teacher, Mrs Sealy has also been a governor at several mainstream and special schools and is keen to give the greatest possible support to Surrey schools and their highly valued staff. She is heavily committed to promoting the arts, the voluntary and business sectors throughout the County and is also supporting Guildford Cathedral in its golden jubilee year.
Mrs Sealy 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.
Mrs Sealy is happy to: