The current Mayor of Thurrock is Councillor Barbara Rice. She was elected as Mayor on 23 May 2018.
The Mayor's charities are:
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Thurrock and district
- Giving for Thurrock (GiFT)
- Thurrock Community Chest
The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Terry Piccolo, also elected on 23 May 2018.