Councillor Richard Cherry

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Party: Liberal Democrats

Division: Burgess Hill East

Contact information

Home address: 
47 Junction Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 0JB

Mobile:  07702 367124

Council email:

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Committee appointments

Term of office

  • 06/05/2021 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional information

On leaving university, Richard Cherry worked as a marketing and communications executive for multinationals, Unilever and Nestle. While with these two companies he studied business administration at the London Business School, Rive Reine and INSEAD.


Following this early part of his professional career, Richard was Marketing Director for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET) where a major part of his job was promoting the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), to young people. In more recent years he maintained his professional interest in education, working for the Learning Trust and the National Association of Head Teachers.


Richard has lived in Burgess Hill for many years, where his children grew up. He has always been actively engaged with the local community. He has served as both a Town and District Councillor. He is involved with a local neighbourhood charity and has been a school governor of schools in the Burgess Hill and Hassocks area. He is currently the chair of the local board for the Burgess Hill Academy.


Allowances and expenses