The Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council is Councillor Nigel Wilkinson and he will be accompanied on civic engagements by his Lady, Mrs. Caroline Wilkinson.
Councillor Wilkinson, has served as Vice Chairman of the council for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was appointed Chairman at the council's Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, 13th May 2021.
Councillor Wilkinson has been a councillor for the Howdenshire ward since his election in 2014. Since his election to East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Wilkinson has sat on audit committee, pensions committee and planning committee and he is currently chairman of western area planning sub-committee.
Before taking up a career in politics, Councillor Wilkinson served as an army reserve for 32 years and undertook tours of the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan but more recently he was the Commandant of the county’s army cadet force based in York with over 2,000 cadets and adults.
Councillor Wilkinson has also worked extensively in the financial sector and has worked for some of the country’s major banking institutions but now runs his own business, Northern Business Associates Ltd, with his wife Caroline.
He has also taken part in the Great North Run several times where he has raised money for the Children with Cancer charity in memory of his grandson who died following a battle with leukaemia.
Chairman of the Council - Councillor Nigel Wilkinson (pdf)
The Vice Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council is Councillor John Whittle and he will be accompanied on civic engagements by his Lady, Mrs. Jane Whittle.
Vice Chairman of the Council - Councillor John Whittle (pdf)
A list of past chairmen of East Riding of Yorkshire Council can be viewed below:
Past Chairmen of the Council (pdf 284kb)