Cllr Chris Budleigh
Ward: Mickleham, Westcott & Okewood
Liberal Democrat Member
Chris has lived in Westhumble since 1994 with his wife Jan and two daughters. He studied Industrial Economics at Nottingham University and after graduating, trained as a chartered accountant with Deloittes in London. After qualifying, he spent two years in Zambia as a VSO volunteer, working with a regional grain-marketing co-operative. There followed several years with large corporates, after which he moved into the technology world and now works with early-stage companies and university spin-outs, bringing their ideas to market. He also has a Masters in Business Administration from the Open University Business School.
Chris has been a member and former secretary of Westhumble Residents Association for many years and is also Westhumble’s representative on the Norbury Park Community Forum. He has been a board member of the Churches of Dorking Housing Association, a charity providing accommodation in the town for vulnerable adults. Chris also works as treasurer or honorary auditor for several charities and local organisations. Chris joined the Liberal Democrats in 2016.
Chris is a keen historian with a masters degree in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies from Royal Holloway and is close to completing a PhD in medieval economics at Birkbeck College, University of London. An active walker and cyclist, Chris knows the Mickleham, Westcott and Okewood constituency well.
As a councillor, Chris hope to use his skills and experience to help the residents of the Mickleham, Westcott and Okewood ward.