The position of chairman is held by a councillor and is apolitical.
The chairman of the council is appointed each year in May at the council's annual general meeting and the position is held for a period of one year.
A vice-chairman is also appointed to represent the chairman should they be unable to accept an invitation.
- The current chairman is councillor David Ireton.
- The current vice-chairman is councillor Roberta Swiers.
If you wish to invite the chairman of the council to attend an event to undertake official duties in the first instance please contact:
Personal assistant to the chairman,
North Yorkshire Council,
Please do not contact the chairman or vice-chairman direct or send correspondence to their home. All communications must come through the chairman's personal assistant.