Cllr David Fothergill

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Title: Leader of the Council

Representing:  Somerset County Council

Party: Conservative

Political grouping: Conservative

Committee appointments

Additional Information

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 South West employer operating across 43 sites.


In addition to his first Degree, David is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Warwick University.


Before becoming Leader of the County Council in May 2017 David served two years as Chairman of and a further two years as Cabinet Member.


David who is married with two grown up Children enjoys all aspects of history, sport and politics. He is well known locally for commentating large public events.