Mel Few, Cabinet Member for Resources

Division: Foxhills, Thorpe & Virginia Water

Mel has lived in Virginia Water since 1982, and knows the areas he represents extremely well.

He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA in Finance. He has a strong business and financial background. He retired as Senior Vice President of International Foods Division of a major US foods Corporation. During his business career, he lived and managed businesses in the UK, Italy, Canada, Central America and the USA.

He was elected as the County Councillor for the Foxhills—Virginia Water Division in 2009. During his time on the Council, he has been a member of the Adult Social Care and Audit & Governance Scrutiny Committees and has Chaired the Council’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee. He was also a member of the County Council’s Pension Fund Investors Advisory Group and now is the Cabinet Member for Adults.

He has participated in many internal task groups, specifically focused on ensuring services deliver value for money which have contributed to the Council reducing its costs over the period by some £205 million.

In his spare time Mel enjoys walking and playing the odd game of golf and sees his early morning cycle rides as an opportunity to see that any highway defects are reported promptly and attended to! 



Mobile:  07889 126439

See Also

Zully Grant-Duff, Cabinet Member for Corporate Support

Zully and her husband Andrew have lived in the Borough for 27 years, initially in Redhill and for the last 16 years in Reigate Hill. She has served as the County Councillor covering Reigate Hill since 2009. Zully has spent her professional life as a university computing science lecturer and researcher, subsequently becoming a specialist consultant in the City of London and a marketing consultant to a pioneering international IT company. She brings these skills to the job of getting the best for our area.

Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Transport

Division: Shalford

Matt has lived in Guildford for over 12 years. He was educated locally at Boxgrove Primary School and George Abbot School before graduating the University of Surrey after studying Politics and International Relations. Matt now works for an organic food company.

Denise Turner Stewart, Cabinet Member for Communities

Division: Staines South and Ashford West

Denise has served the residents of Spelthorne as a borough councillor for four years and a county councillor for eight years. She manages a small family business, manufacturing and supplying tooling to the civil and defence aviation industry.