The role of Mayor is a non-political post and the Mayor is the civic head of the Council. Within the borough, the Mayor is second in precedence only to royalty and the Queen's representative, the Lord Lieutenant. On Waverley premises the Mayor takes precedence over all except the Queen. This high standing is mainly one of honour and dignity, rather than actual legal powers. The Mayor acts as an 'ambassador' for the council and as Chairman at its meetings.


Current Mayor of Waverley

The Mayor of Waverley from May 2018 to May 2019 is Councillor Denise Le Gal.



Farnham Hale and Heath End


Denise was first elected to Waverley Borough Council in 2007 and re-elected in 2015.

Denise serves the local community as Chairman of Governors at Barfield School, sits on the Board of the Bungalow Community Centre, and is the County representative on the Farnham Maltings Council of Management.


Denise has raised two children who are currently both attending university.

Her hobbies and interests include cooking for family and friends, walks with her dog, tennis and gemology.


Originally from Canada, Denise was educated at Carleton University and INSEAD. Having worked for the Canadian Government, she relocated to the UK to pursue a career in the City.


The Mayor's Chosen Charity is ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which supports soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need.

The charity makes grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and supports a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.


The Deputy Mayor is Mary Foryszewski.


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