Councillor Bob Lanzer

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Party: Conservative

Ward: Pound Hill South & Worth

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Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Town Hall
The Boulevard
RH10 1UZ

Phone:  01293 884789


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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 01/05/1988 - 08/05/1996
  • 01/05/1999 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information



Bob Lanzer studied Chemistry at the University of Leicester where he developed his interest in politics and was a member of the Union Council.  Since then Bob has predominantly worked in information technology and has considerable experience in project management.  He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.


Bob has lived in Crawley since 1985 and was first elected to Crawley Borough Council in 1988.  He was Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 1989-90 and 1999-2005 as well as Leader of the Opposition from 1990-96 and 2005-06.  Over this period, Bob served on most council committees, chaired a number of scrutiny reviews and represented the interests of his constituents, all while maintaining full-time employment in the private sector with three different companies.  Bob became the first-ever Conservative Leader of the Council in 2006 and held this position until 2013.  He is the longest-serving Councillor.


Bob was elected to West Sussex County Council in 2010, and has held a number of roles including Cabinet Adviser for Rail, Chairman of the Treasury Management Panel and Deputy Cabinet Member for Finance.  He was appointed as the Cabinet Member for Corporate Relations in November 2013 followed by a move to the Highways and Transport/Infrastructure role, and then Economy and Corporate Resources. He is currently the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing. He chairs the Arun Valley Line Group of the Southeast Communities Rail Partnership and is Vice-Chair of that body.


Bob's interests include chess, where he holds a County Master title, fell walking, travel and photography.