Mayor of the Borough
Each year in May the Council elects a Mayor of the Borough to represent it at various civic functions and to raise money for local good causes.
The Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames for the Municipal Year 2013/14 is Councillor Meena Bond.
Biography for the Mayor, Meena Bond
Born in 1965, Meena left East Pakistan during the Civil War in 1971. Initially she lived in Richmond, moving to Kew the following year. She attended Putney Park School, Richmond College and London College of Journalism (previously London College of Printing), graduating in Business Studies and Communications.
She had a successful career in recruitment but decided to take a break when her children were born. A few years later she started a company called Crafty Kids, an after school crafts club. She has since sold the business and has been involved with various organisations and charities, working on projects where she provided marketing advice and help with fund raising activities.
Meena is married to Tim and they have three children. Her interests are photography (particularly birds, flowers, and insects) and art. She enjoys sailing, rowing, and walking. She also loves music, everything from Bob Marley to Black Sabbath! Meena regularly attends concerts and music festivals.
Meena was elected as a Councillor for Kew Ward in May 2010. She served as Deputy Mayor during 2011/2012.
The Mayor’s Consort is Tim Bond
The Mayor’s Chaplain is The Rev’d. Jeffrey Hopkin Williams, Vicar of St Mary’s Church Twickenham.