David Williams is the Conservative Leader of Hertfordshire County Council. He was first elected to the County Council in 2013 as the member for Harpenden North East and became Leader in November 2017.
David is passionate that local growth builds on the strengths of the Hertfordshire economy, is sustainable and delivers quality homes to meet the needs of all the County’s residents. He is the chairman of the Hertfordshire Growth Board and sits on the board of the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
A determined champion of local collaboration and partnership across the public sector, David chairs Hertfordshire Forward and is co-chair of the Hertfordshire Emergency Services Collaboration Board.
Nationally, David is the chairman of the County Councils Network – a cross party grouping of 36 County authorities that represent some 26 million people in England.
Born and educated in North Wales, David worked in retail banking and has an economics degree from Cardiff University and an MBA from Henley Business School. He is married with two grown up children.