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.”
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.
21 October - Royal British Legion Norfolk Torch of Remembrance Event, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
21 October - Mayor of Dereham Civic Service Reception, The Parish of the Sacred Heart and St Margaret Mary Church, Dereham
20 October - City College Norwich Graduation Ceremony, Norwich Cathedral
19 October - A Private View - Armistice: Legacy of the Great War in Norfolk, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
16 October - British Empire Medal Presentation, Norwich
14 October - Samaritans Annual General Meeting, County Hall
9 October - Earnest Seaman VC Commemoration, Scole War Memorial
4 October - Norfolk Community Foundation Celebration Reception, St Andrews Hall
3 October - Citizenship Ceremony, County Hall