About the Mayor of Elmbridge

At the Annual Meeting of Elmbridge Borough Council held on Wednesday 18 May 2022, Councillor Simon Waugh was formally elected to serve as the Mayor of Elmbridge for the Municipal Year 2022-2023.

Councillor Simon Waugh is as Esher Residents Association Member and is an Esher Councillor.  He was born in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire and went to the Halsey School following which he studied Urban Estate Management at the University of Westminster. He joined Conrad Ritblat as a surveyor and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1985. In 1989 he joined Montagu Evans Chartered Surveyors and rose to become an Equity Partner and Head of the Retail and Leisure Department. In 2017 Simon left to set up his own business in Esher.

In 2010 Simon was elected as Councillor for the Esher Ward and since that time he has served on the following Committees:

  • Planning Committee
  • East Area Planning Sub-Committee
  • Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Chairman of Audit and Standards Committee
  • Vice-Chairman of The Performance and Finance Standing Panel
  • Licensing Committee

In addition, Simon was Shadow Portfolio for Housing and a member of the Local Plan working group. 

As the Chairman of King George's Hall Trust he was instrumental in establishing the Esher Theatre which is proving to be very successful and a strong draw into the Borough. Simon is a trustee of the Henry Smith Charity. Previous roles include being a member of the court of the Chartered Surveyors Livery.

Married to Heather for 24 years they have lived in Esher since 2004 and have two sons, Charlie who is a Carpenter and Henry who is in his final year at Esher College.

Simon is a golfing member of the RAC and a supporter of Esher Rugby Club where his son plays for the U21's. His dog Chester comes along on many occasions!

Simon has chosen The Brain Tumour Charity to support during his Mayoral Year. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and young adults under 40 in the UK. And, because of their location, they have a uniquely devastating impact on quality of life. 

That’s why The Brain Tumour Charity are unwavering in their efforts to double survival and halve the harm done by brain tumours!

Since 2015, The Brain Tumour Charity have committed £38m towards research into brain tumours, making them the largest dedicated funder of brain tumour research in the world. 

Sadly, more still needs to be done! 

That’s why they’ve pledged to commit at least a further £40m towards the best and most pioneering research over the next five years. But they need our support to do that.

Simon and Heather are looking forward to the coming year and meeting the many volunteers and organisations, and supporters, who make Elmbridge a wonderful place in which to live and work.

If you would like further details about the Mayor or his charity please contact the Mayor's secretary, view the Protocol regarding the Mayor's Office and External Fundraising Activities.

If you would like to invite the Mayor to an event, please complete our online form.

Further information

Mayor Simon Waugh photo

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