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Chairman

The Chairman of Norfolk County Council is Harry Humphrey (Cons).

The Vice-Chairman is Keith Kiddie (Cons).

Harry Humphrey has lived in Norfolk for 30 years having moved here from Essex with his wife Brenda and their family.

He was elected to Norfolk County Council in May 1993 as the Member for Marshland South. Harry has served in various roles on the Council and was a Cabinet Member from 2001 to 2013 with portfolios for Fire and Community Protection, Finance and Performance and was Deputy Leader of the Council 2006 to 2009.

Harry’s main theme for his year as Chairman is the promotion of the Norfolk Carers’ Charter. The Charter has focus on three areas: young carers, carers in work and carers in the community. He wants to raise awareness with schools, employers and communities of the needs and difficulties of unpaid carers and that they should also recognise the personal qualities and value that these selfless and dedicated individuals can bring to their organisations.

Harry’s interests outside the Councils are his family, the care of horses and his smallholding, DIY and reading. He also is a Governor of two schools, a Trustee of two charities and Treasurer of his church.

The main duty of the Chairman is to chair meetings of full council.  The Chairman is the civic ambassador for the authority, and represents the council at events including citizenship ceremonies, remembrance, community events and royal visits.

The Chairman receives invitations from all parts of the community and attends as many as possible throughout the year.  The Chairman is non-political and cannot be involved with political or contentious events.

Chairman's Office
Democratic Services
Ground Floor South Wing
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH

Email: chairman@norfolk.gov.uk

Chairman's engagements

9 February - South Norfolk Civic Service, St Mary's Church, Diss

8 February - Norfolk Royal British Legion AGM, County Hall 

5 February - Citizenship Ceremony, County Hall 

3 February - Chinese buffet and annual charity auction fundraising event, Riverbank Chinese

3 February - Extraordinary Full Council, County Hall 

31 January - Launch of the new Business & IP Centre, Great Yarmouth Library 

27 January - Holocaust Memorial Day Service, St Peter Mancroft 

20 January - Full Council, County Hall 

18 January - Paul Cross Memorial Concert, Assembly House 

8 January - Citizenship Ceremony, County Hall 

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