On 12 May 2016 Godalming Town Council unanimously elected Councillor David Hunter as Godalming Town Mayor for the civic year 2016/17. Cllr Hunter represents the Binscombe ward in Godalming and was first elected in 2011.
David is the youngest of six children and was born in a mining village near Vereeniging in South Africa. David trained as a diesel engineer and has worked in the heavy plant industry since 1971, which included working as a Workshop Supervisor for Iscor Steel works in the Transvaal, a company later to become Tata Steel. During the late 1980’s he relocated to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape where his sons attended school. David was a governor of that school for four years. While in Port Elizabeth David worked for an earth moving manufacturing company as a regional parts manager. David was married to Wendy-Ann, an Architectural Technologist, for thirty years. They had two sons, Jason and Jonathan and in 2001 David and his family moved to Godalming. Sadly Wendy-Ann passed away in 2007 after a long battle with cancer.