The Chairman of Norfolk County Council is Margaret Stone (Cons).

The Vice-Chairman is Harry Humphrey (Cons).

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.

The Chairman's theme for this year is celebrating inspirational women of the past in Norfolk and inspiring women of the future.

“We will champion high aspirations for all women in Norfolk by showing there are no boundaries to their attainment.  Self belief and aiming high must be the norm not the exception - inspire women to have high professional ambitions, and challenge stereotypes that perpetuate inequality.”

Inspiring Norfolk Women

Councillor Margaret Stone was elected to Norfolk County Council in May 2013. Before that, she was chairman of Emmaus Norwich, a charity which helps to restore the lives of homeless people. Councillor Stone's professional life was spent as a researcher into rheumatological conditions.

In 2017, Councillor Stone was elected Vice-Chairman of the County Council and in May 2018 she was elected as Chairman.

Her theme for the year is inspiring the women of Norfolk and celebrating Norfolk women of the past.

View a personal statement from Councillor Stone

Chairman's Office
Democratic Services
Ground Floor South Wing
County Hall
Martineau Lane


Chairman's engagements

16 December - Norfolk Scouts Annual Top Awards Presentation, Open Academy 

14 December - Christmas Carol Service, St Mark's Church, Oulton Broad

14 December - Norfolk County Council, Christmas Carol Service, County Hall

13 December - Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney AGM, Ditchingham

12 December - Royal Mail Delivery Office, Norwich

10 December - Full Council, County Hall

10 December - Carols in the Minster, Great Yarmouth Minster

24 November - Co-op Local Community Fund Celebration 

21 November - Thanksgiving Service, Ely Cathedral

18 November - Tour of the Great Hospital, Norwich

11 November - Festival of Remembrance and Beacon Lighting, Great Yarmouth

11 November - 100 Year Commemorations of the end of the First World War, City Hall then onto Norwich Cathedral 

10 November - Rededication and Unveiling of the Cromer War Memorial, Cromer Parish Church

9 November - South Norfolk Chairman's Civic Reception, Poringland 

9 November - Staff Remembrance Service, County Hall

8 November - Norfolk Higher Education Scheme Launch Event, County Hall

7 November - Citizenship Ceremony, County Hall 

7 November - RAF Marham 

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