West Berkshire Council

Chairman of the Council

The civic head of West Berkshire Council


The Chairman is the formal representative of the District Council and considered the "first citizen" of the district.

They officiate at civic functions and also welcome distinguished visitors of national and international significance on behalf of the district.  The role is supported by the Vice-Chairman, who can act as a delegate.

Carol Jackson-Doerge

Councillor Carol Jackson-Doerge has lived in Burghfield for 20 years, with her husband and daughter until her daughter left home to go to university. She works for a US Software Company as a Corporate Events Manager, managing global events.

As a politician, Carol has served as a ward member for Burghfield since 2007 and was Vice Chairman in 2012/13 and again from 2016 to 2018. She has served on a number of council committees including Health Scrutiny, Resources and Personnel. Carol is the ward Member for Burghfield and has been a Councillor since 2007.

She was Vice-Chairman in 2012/13 and then again from September 2016, following the appointment of the previous Vice-Chairman, Councillor Jeanette Clifford, to the Executive, until May 2018.

She describes herself as a driven person who takes every opportunity and never gives up.

In her role as Chairman of the Council, Carol will draw not only on those strengths, but also on her wealth of senior corporate and public sector experience to champion West Berkshire's interests.

She has a keen interest in arts and leisure and is a council appointed Trustee for a number of organisations within the district, including The Watermill Theatre, The Corn Exchange and Berkshire Maestros, as well as some organisations local to her ward and the Royal Berkshire Fire Authority.

In her spare time, she enjoys theatre, quilting and literature and is a member of a book group.

Who To Contact

For queries and questions about West Berkshire Council's elected members

01635 519083