Bob Lanzer

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 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 in October 2016.  From August 2018, Bob has returned to the Corporate Relations remit which now includes whole council design.  He chairs the Arun Valley Line Group of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership and is Vice-Chairman of that body.

Bob has also been a member of Crawley Borough Council for many years since first being elected in 1988, and is the longest-serving Conservative councillor.  He has been either Leader or Deputy Leader of the Opposition for 14 years.  Over this period to 2006, Bob served on most council committees, chaired a number of scrutiny reviews and represented the interests of his constituents, all while maintaining continuous full-time employments in the private sector.  Bob became the first-ever Conservative Leader of the Council in 2006 and held this position until 2013.

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

Committee Membership
Crawley County Local Committee

Outside Bodies
Bob represents the County Council on the following organisations:

Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

South East Employers

robert.lanzer@westsussex.gov.uk

01293 884789

See Also

Richard Burrett

Richard Burrett was elected as West Sussex County Councillor for Pound Hill & Worth Division in June 2009 and has been a member of Crawley Borough Council since 1992. Richard has a special interest in education, and serves as Chair of Governors at a primary school and Vice-Chair at secondary school, as well as being a member of the Court of Sussex University. He is also a trustee of Crawley Open House, and was previously a Non-Executive Director of the former Crawley Primary Care Trust. Outside of politics, Richard's interests include music, walking and exploring the countryside.

Duncan Crow

Duncan is the Conservative Member of West Sussex County Council for the Furnace Green Electoral Division.He has lived in Furnace Green since 1996 and also represents Furnace Green on Crawley Borough Council.

Duncan is currently the Deputy to the Cabinet member for Finance and a Member Development Champion.  He is the Deputy Cabinet member for Active Communities, Emergency Services, Drug and Alcohol Action.

Duncan is also an Adviser to the Deputy Leader with portfolio for Communities, Environment and Enterprise.