Title: Leader of the Council
Representing: Worthing Borough Council
Political grouping: Conservative
Daniel Humphreys has been Leader of Worthing Borough Council in West Sussex since 2015. As Leader of the Council Daniel has led the Council’s successful efforts to deliver a digital overhaul of how the Council delivers services, manage the complete remove of Revenue Support Grant while not cutting any services and drive forward an ambitious regeneration scheme for the town centre and its brownfield sites. In that time the Council has won or been shortlisted for a number of national awards for work in relation to reducing street homelessness, turning around the fortunes of Worthing Theatres, leading the sector in digital improvement and for delivering the nationally renowned ‘Going Local’ social prescribing programme.
First elected in 2011, Daniel has served as a member of the Scrutiny and Planning Committees and as Cabinet Member for Finance. He is currently the Chairman of the Greater Brighton Economic Board, a Member of the District Councils' Network Executive Board and a Board Member of the Coast to Capital LEP, Transport for the South East and Tourism South East. He has sat as Member of the LGA’s People and Places Board for two years and Board Member of the South Downs National Park for four years. Under Daniel’s chairmanship the Greater Brighton partnership has grown to include six district and one city unitary authority, two universities, a national park, numerous employer groups and the second largest airport in the country.
Prior to becoming an elected Councillor Daniel worked in local government and across the leisure and tourism sectors, first in leisure centres and gyms and latterly in policy roles for tourism bodies such as the Tourism Alliance.
Daniel is married with three young daughters. He has a Masters Degree in Public Policy and a BA Hons Politics with Law.