Leader of the Council

Councillor Bob Wheeler

Councillor Bob Wheeler is the Leader of South Derbyshire District Council. The purpose of the role is to:

  • provide effective political leadership and strategic direction for the Council
  • ensure effective corporate governance
  • ensure that we deliver high quality, value for money services

First elected in May 2007, Councillor Wheeler also represents the Linton ward. Councillor Wheeler, who lives in Bretby, says: “Before being elected to the Council, I had a career in marketing and sales, mostly with Bass in Burton-on-Trent. I have lived in South Derbyshire for over 25 years. I was elected Leader of the Council in 2007 and work to ensure that the Council delivers better services and lower costs. I also have the pleasure and privilege of representing South Derbyshire on several county and national bodies."

Councillor Wheeler can be contacted on 01283 598715 (work), 07794 234066 (mobile) or by emailing bob.wheeler@south-derbys.gov.uk.

The Deputy Leader of South Derbyshire District Council is Councillor Martyn Ford.