Chairman of the Council

Information about the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Suffolk County Council.

Chairman of the Council: Councillor Michael Ladd

Term of Office: 24 May 2018 to 23 May 2019

The main responsibilities of the Chairman of the Council include upholding the constitution of the county council, principally through presiding over meetings of the council.

A large part of the Chairman's role is to represent the county council at civic and ceremonial events, promote the County, encourage greater partnership working, and act as an ambassador and champion for Suffolk.

The Chairman is neutral and non-executive Civic Head for the county council.

Contacting the Chairman of the Council 

  • Chairman's Office: 01473 264004; opening hours 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Chairman's Assistant: Sue Bennitt
  • Email:
 Michael Ladd Chairman

Vice Chairman of the Council: Councillor James Finch

Term of Office: 24 May 2018 to 23 May 2019

Contacting the Vice Chairman of the Council 

 James Finch Vice-Chairman

Suffolk County Council has developed role profiles which give an indication of the skills a councillor may need and responsibilities they may have during their term of office.