Currently in office at North Kesteven District Council:
- The Chairman for 2019-20 (elected 16th May 2019) – Councillor Mrs Susan Waring
- The Vice-Chairman for 2019-20 (elected 16th May 2019) – Mrs Susannah Barker-Milan
Chairman of North Kesteven District Council for the Civic Year 2019/20 is Cllr Mrs Susan Waring.
This is Cllr Waring’s second term as chairman, coming a decade after the last.
During this year she will be supporting the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, an NK-based charity which in May 2019 celebrated its 25th anniversary of life-saving service – having made 18,900 missions up to that point.
First elected in 2007, Cllr Waring is in her fourth term on the Council, and has previously served on the decision-making Executive Board. She continues as Chairman of the Council’s Audit Committee; four years and counting. She represents the Leasingham & Rauceby Ward where she has lived for many years.
Previously her late mother Doris Wallington and late step-father Keith Wallington served on the District Council over a collective 20 years. They were both police officers too, as were her grandfather and father, and her daughter and grandson James are currently police officer and inspector respectively. Her grandfather was the first chief constable to rise through the ranks in Cardiganshire and her mother the first female police officer in Cambridge.
While police service somehow passed her by, her life has been dedicated to public service. From training to be a school teacher, she gave seven years to Defence Intelligence as an intelligence analyst at GCHQ in Cheltenham, Germany and Northern Ireland; going on to be a probation officer in Boston, a child abuse investigator with Lincolnshire Social Services and engaged in business with her late husband John.
Having moved to Ruskington aged 13, Susan was educated at the Sleaford Girls High School, has lived locally for most of her life and is deeply rooted in the community, just coming to the end of a period as President of the Rotary Club of Sleaford for 2018/19.