The former police inspector was also Mayor between 2006-2007
Mayor Jim Maddan
Councillor Jim Maddan has been elected as the new Mayor of Wandsworth. He has been a councillor since 2002 and previously served as Mayor of the borough between 2006 and 2007, during which time he attended more than 700 official events. Until his new appointment he was cabinet member for adult care and health, a position he held from 2008 until now.
Mayor Maddan has also chaired the borough’s health and wellbeing board and played a major role in the successful integration of public health services in the borough.
Prior to entering politics Cllr Maddan was a police officer for 30 years, rising to the rank of Inspector before retiring in 1999. He was the officer in charge of day-to-day policing in Putney and Roehampton from 1992 until his retirement seven years later.
He has also served as national chairman of the Neighbourhood Watch network in England and Wales and been actively involved with this crimefighting charity since 1992. It is in this crime prevention role that he has served on a number of Home Office committees dedicated to tackling and deterring crime.
He has been President of The Rotary Club of Putney and an active Rotarian for more than 20 years.
In January 2015 Cllr Maddan was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his services to policing and the community.
His chosen charity for his Mayoral year is the Wandsworth Community Safety Trust
Away from the town hall, he is interested in many sports and is a supporter of Harlequins rugby club and, as a result of being born and brought up in Worthing in East Sussex, is a fan of Brighton & Hove Albion FC. He has also rowed on the Thames and is now a keen and aspiring golfer.
Mayor Maddan said, “It is an honour and a privilege to once again serve as Mayor of this Brighter Borough and I look forward to meeting many more of its residents and businesses throughout my year in office.
“Wandsworth is a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live and work and there are so many unsung heroes who do so much for our community and make it the special place it is. My aim over the next 12 months will be to honour and salute their achievements and shine a spotlight on their amazing efforts.”
May 31, 2017