Recent Chairmen

Anne-Catherine Buxton is the current Chairman of Sunningdale Parish Council. She joined the Council in 2014 and took on a number of key projects. She was elected as chairman in May 2015. She has considerable experience in running charity operations and organising committees.


Christine Gadd (2007-2015) succeeded John Webb in early 2007. She was an energetic chairman, known to almost everyone in the community, as she rushed about on her bicycle, engaging with every aspect of village life. Among Christine’s achievements were: the initiation of the popular Christmas event; the Jubilee Music Festival in the Park, which was attended by H.R.H the Earl and Countess of Wessex; the commissioning of the stone bench as a lasting Diamond Jubilee memorial; and the successful Book Exchange in the Phone Box on the Chobham Road.

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John Webb (1997-1999 and 2001-2006) was heavily involved in local affairs right up to the time of his sudden death on Christmas Day, 2006. He was a borough councillor for many years, starting in 1982. He became Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in 2000/2001 and Deputy Mayor in the following year. John had been an Olympic oarsman in his younger days and he was involved (on the RBWM side) in helping to set up Dorney Lake as a rowing venue. He became a parish councillor in 1991, and he had two spells as chairman – 1997-1999 and 2001-2006. Kate, John’s wife,  was herself a parish councillor for 28 years, going back to 1987. She was the Lady Mayoress of RBWM in 2000/2001.


Joan Brightwell (1999-2001) was an active allotment holder who became a parish councillor in 1992. It seemed natural that part of her initial council duties was to be responsible for the allotments, where one of her achievements was to improve the drainage on the site. Joan was active on virtually all the committees during her time on the council. She was responsible for setting up Sunningdale in Bloom, for which Sunningdale won a regional award in the first year that it entered the national competition. After a short period as vice-chairman, she became chairman, filling the role from 1999 to 2001. Joan subsequently continued as a parish councillor until 2004.


Norman Davis (1995-1997) was a local businessman who became a councillor in 1987. He saw service in most aspects of council life, and after a spell as vice-chairman he was eventually chairman from 1995 to 1997.