Cookie Consent by Chairman - Norfolk County Council


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


Chairman's engagements

27 March - West Suffolk Civic Dinner, The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds 

26 March - Norfolk & Norwich Novi Sad Association AGM, Central Baptist Church, Norwich 

26 March - NUA Ceremony, City Hall, Norwich

23 March - Full Council, County Hall 

21 March - St Winnold's Parade, Downham Market 

15 March - The Justice Service, King's Lynn Minster

10 March - KLFM Local Hero Awards Ceremony, The Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

9 March - Commonwealth Flag Raising, County Hall

4 March - Citizenship Ceremony, County Hall 

3 March - Norfolk Reserve Forces and Cadets Association Lord Lieutenant's Awards, The Army Reserve Centre 

26 February - Launch of the King's Lynn Festival Programme, Fermoy Gallery

19 February - AGM of Unison Retired Members, NCC Sports and Social Club 

17 February - Full Council, County Hall

14 February - Ceremonial Opening of the King's Lynn Mart

11 February - Reception and briefing by the Army Engagement Team, John Innes Centre

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