Division: Chichester West
Council phone: 033 022 24998
Louise Goldsmith has been Leader of West Sussex County Council since May 2010.
She has lived in West Sussex for more than 33 years and was first elected onto the County Council in 2001 representing the Chichester West division.
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.
Louise sits on several Boards. She is on the Local Government Association, a Board Member of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, and a Board Member of Chichester Harbour Conservancy.
She has two children who were educated locally in Chichester, now following their own careers, and she has a great interest in all local issues. Her interests outside of the County Council are the countryside and the environment, walking, gardening, reading, yoga, the theatre and opera.