Title: Leader of the Council
Representing: West Sussex County Council
Political grouping: Conservative
Louise Goldsmith has been Leader of West Sussex County Council since May 2010. She has lived in West Sussex for more than 27 years, and was first elected to the County Council in 2001. Louise worked in the finance and banking industry and for a time had her own business as an Independent Adviser. Her time is now taken up with County Council work. She is Chairman of the West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board as well as being Vice-Chair of the Community Wellbeing Board at the Local Government Association.
Louise is also a Board Member of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, and a Board Member of Chichester Harbour Conservancy. Her interests outside of the County Council are the countryside and the environment, walking, gardening, reading, yoga, the theatre and opera. Louise has two children who were educated locally in Chichester.