Chairman of the CouncilChairman of Warwick District Council 2018/19

Warwick District Council elects the Chairman of the Council annually in May. The Chairman is one of the Council’s 46 councillors and is the first citizen of the district and is senior to all the Town Mayors. 

It is the Chairman’s responsibility, apart from chairing meetings of the Council, to represent the Council at a wide variety of functions. In the year of office, the Chairman and their consort can expect to attend three or four hundred events.

The current Chairman of the Council is Councillor Stephen Cross. For details of the Chairman’s engagements, please contact Mrs Roma Armstrong on 01926 456114 or email

Past chairmen of the council

Photo gallery of chairmen of Warwick District Council

Town mayors

  • Mayor of Kenilworth - Councillor Mike Hitchins
  • Mayor of Warwick - Councillor Richard Eddy
  • Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa - Councillor Heather Calver
  • Mayor Whitnash - Councillor Terry Shepherd

Details of the Town Mayors’ engagements are available from Maureen Berry (Kenilworth - 859155 or email, Anne Goodey (Royal Leamington Spa - 450906 or email, Sarah Acklam (Warwick – 411694 or email and Jenny Mason (Whitnash – 470394 or email

Warwickshire County Council

The current Chairman of Warwickshire County Council is Councillor John Cooke. For further information you can contact Mrs Dawn Mardle on 01926 476878 or email