David Munro has lived near Farnham, Surrey, since 1987, after he left the British Army. He became an elected local Councillor in 1995 and had a number of roles at Surrey County Council and Waverley Borough Council, including Executive Member for Adult Social Services, Environment and Community Support. His last post was Chairman of Surrey County Council – where he was proud to support SMEF as one of his principal charitable interests. David was Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner 2016 – 2021 and supported SMEF through his Community Safety Fund. Nationally, he was the lead PCC for Equalities, Diversity and Human Rights. He is a Trustee of Why Me?, the national offender rehabilitation and restorative justice charity.
Recently, he was elected as an Independent Councillor at Waverley Borough Council, representing the area South of Farnham where he has lived for thirty-five years. He has undertaken many other voluntary roles, including governor at four Surrey schools, Treasurer of a national classical music charity, trusteeships with Farnham’s youth support sector and helping disabled people to get cycling. Outside of all that, he is interested in cycling, bell-ringing and the arts generally.
David’s vision for SMEF is an organisation that stands up for all minoritised ethnic groups in Surrey and campaigns to get injustices righted.