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

Becky Rush, Deputy Cabinet Member for Resources

Becky was elected as the Surrey County Councillor for the Warlingham division in the January 2019 by-election.

She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has lived in the division for 10 years with her husband and 2 children.


Tony Samuels, Chairman of SCC

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Helyn Clack, Vice-Chairman of SCC

I have been the County Councillor for Dorking Rural for the last twelve years, live in Charlwood with my husband Bryan and brought up my family here.  Over the last four years I have:

John O'Reilly (Hersham)

John has been a Hersham resident for over 25 years. He is always accessible, by phone, e-mail, on his bike around the Village (he sees first-hand the pothole menace!) or running in Coronation Rec and its brilliant new Green gym!