Cllr David Fothergill

Title: Leader of the Council

Representing:  Somerset County Council

Party: Conservative

Political grouping: Conservative

Committee appointments

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Raised in rural Lincolnshire David worked in London and Birmingham before moving with his family to Somerset in 1992. In business David has a wide range of operational experience including manufacturing, Childrens Homes and Older People care. Most recently has been Director of HR for a large family owned South West employer operating across 38 sites. In addition to his first Degree, David is a fully qualified in Personnel and Development and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Warwick University. AT SCC David has held the role of Chairman for two years, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport and since May 2017 as Leader. David has also been Chair of his local Parish Council, a Governor at a large C of E primary school and for over ten years has chaired a very successful fund raising committee in his own village. David is married and has two grown up Children.