Yvette Hopley has lived in and around Sanderstead all her life. From an education in a local state school she went on to spend almost ten years working in public and government relations for an American Oil company. Yvette lives with Chris and has a daughter Natasha and grandson Hugh. Yvette runs her own business specialising in 18th and 19th century ceramics and has property interests.
Since her election in 2006 she has served on the planning committee vigorously supporting Conservative policy to protect the character of the area and has held a number of finance and scrutiny positions. She represents Sanderstead on the Safer Neighbourhood Panel which sets the priorities for the police in our area. But perhaps most residents will know her because of the Sanderstead News – the local residents’ association magazine, which she produces.
Yvette was the Civic Mayor of Croydon, for the year 2013-14.
Following 2022 mayoral elections Yvette was appointed as ‘Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care’, Chairs the Health & Wellbeing board and sits on a number of health-related panels as well the Pension Committee. She is also a Member of the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance.
Together with the Croydon Executive Mayor, Jason Perry, they envision to work with partners and the Voluntary Community and Faiths Sector to promote independence, health and wellbeing, keep vulnerable adults safe and reduce health inequalities.
When not at work, Chris and Yvette can be found either ballroom dancing or enjoying the garden, which has previously been opened to the public by the Horticultural Society.