Chair of the Council

The Chair and Vice-Chair represent the Council at local community events and outside functions and are civic roles. Both are appointed for a year at the Annual Meeting of the Council in May.

If you would like to invite the Chair of the Council to attend a local event, for example to open a fete, make a speech or as a guest, please contact the Chair's Secretary. Once they have confirmed availability you will need to complete a Chair's form.

Chair for 2024-2025

Our current Chair is Councillor Sue Farr.  Chairman of the Council Councillor Sue Farr and her consort

Sue has lived in Blindley Heath since 1989 and has represented the Burstow, Horne & Outwood Ward since 2022. She has been a member of the Planning Policy, Planning, Audit & Scrutiny, Strategy & Resources, Licensing and Community Services Committees. Since 2019, Sue has also served as a Godstone Parish Council councillor.

Born in Hampshire, Sue moved to Cheam in 1969 and spent 50 years with a firm of chartered accountants as an audit manager, helping small and medium sized companies. 

Sue is looking forward to supporting the wide variety of events and engagements she will attend as Chair of the Council.

The Chair’s chosen charities for the year are:

The Chair of the Council is married to Councillor Chris Farr, who is Deputy Leader of the Residents’ Alliance and the Council and will be her Consort.

Please complete the Chair's form if you would like to invite the Chair to an event.

Leader of the Council

The Leader of the Council is Councillor Catherine Sayer, who represents the Oxted North and Tandridge Ward. The Leader is the political and elected head and chief ambassador of the Council. The role is given to the leader of the biggest political group on the Council.