Mayor of the Borough

A Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Borough are elected every May, to represent the Council at civic functions and raise money for local good causes.

The current Mayor is Councillor Meena Bond, and the current Deputy Mayor is Councillor Stephen Speak.

About the Mayor

Born in 1965, Meena Bond 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 fundraising 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.

Mayor’s Consort

The Mayor’s Consort is Tim Bond.

Mayor’s Chaplain

The Mayor’s Chaplain is The Rev’d. Jeffrey Hopkin Williams, Vicar of St Mary’s Church Twickenham.

Keep up to date

There are a number of ways to find out what the Mayor is doing:


The Mayor's Office
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
York House
Richmond Road

Telephone: 020 8891 7123
Fax: 020 8891 7701

Updated: 11 April 2014