Cllr. Ravi Govindia - East Putney

Cllr Ravi Govindia CBE, is the Leader of Wandsworth Council. He has been a Councillor since 1982 and is currently a Councillor for the East Putney ward. He has led the Wandsworth Conservative Council Group since 2011. He led the regeneration of Wandsworth riverside and Nine Elms and is currently delivering regeneration of two Wandsworth Council estates. In 2016, Ravi was appointed as one of the experts to the panel led by Lord Heseltine on Estate Regeneration. 

Outside of his roles on the council, Ravi is the Chairman of Central London Forward and the Conservative Whip on London Councils. Until recently, he was member of the London Mayor’s Homes for Londoners Board.

His past involvement in the voluntary and charity sectors is extensive and includes being a Governor of Gatton Primary School, Trustee of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, Chair of the arts charity - Tara Arts, and Board Member of Battersea Arts Centre

He has also been director of Volcanoes Safaris – a unique great ape ecotourism business specialising in mountain gorilla safaris to Africa and is currently a Trustee of Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust - working with rural communities in Uganda and Rwanda and contributing to conservation.

He worked for the Croydon CRE as Community Relations Officer, and later joined Greater London Association of Disabled People as Head of Administration and Fund-Raising. 

Ravi grew up in Uganda, he was the third generation of his family to be born there. Having been kicked out Uganda by Idi Amin, Ravi ended up in the UK. After his arrival in Britain he lived for a time in Plymouth before coming to London, where he went to Queen Mary College to read Law. While a student he took up digs in Balham and later made this borough his home.

He is married to Arti, a Theatre Director. They have two sons. 

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Cllr. George Crivelli - East Putney

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Cllr. Kim Caddy - Southfields

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Cllr. Guy Humphries - Southfields

Guy has lived in Southfields since 1982, happily raising his family here and running a successful local handyman business. A member of Wandsworth Council since being elected in 2010, Guy is currently Chair of the Licensing Committee and also Chair of Governors at Sheringdale School. He is determined to keep Southfields family-friendly.

Cllr. Terry Walsh - Southfields

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Cllr. John Locker - Thamesfield

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Cllr. Mike Ryder - Thamesfield

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Cllr. Rosemary Torrington - Thamesfield

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Cllr. Jane Cooper - West Putney

Jane has represented West Putney for more than 15 years, and has helped many residents and businesses during that time. She lobbied successfully for 20mph speed limits to be brought in and this has now been rolled out over the whole of the Borough. Jane is also Chairman of the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Cllr. Ian Lewer - West Putney

Ian works in insurance and has lived in Putney since 2011. He was elected to Wandsworth Council in 2014, and currently chairs the Adult Care and Health Committee. Ian is a Governor of Floreat Wandsworth Primary School and also serves as a Trustee of One Trust, which provides personalised day services for adults with learning disabilities.