Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council

Division: Weybridge 

Currently representing Weybridge, Tim Oliver is the Leader of Surrey County Council and a former Leader of Elmbridge Borough Council. First elected to Elmbridge in 1999,Tim served Esher for 20 years until standing down in 2019. He was a County Councillor from 2005-9 and then re-elected in 2017 for the division of Weybridge. 

When elected to Surrey County Council in 2017, Tim was appointed to the Cabinet as Lead Member for People, with his portfolio including Public Health and Surrey Health Integration. In December 2018, Tim was elected as the Leader of Surrey County Council, and subsequently stood down as Leader for Elmbridge BC and as a Borough Councillor in 2019 to focus on his County role.

Formerly CEO and then Deputy Chairman of a legal and professional services business, Tim was extensively involved in driving operational delivery and business development. He is a qualified solicitor and the author of three legal text books. 

He has held many non-executive roles including on a wide range of not-for-profit boards .Tim is actively involved in the Charity sector as Vice President and previous Chair of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and Chair of trustees Working Families.

He is married to Debi, a former GP.


Email:  tim.oliver@surreycc.gov.uk

Mobile:  07980774872




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.