Serge Lourie is former Leader of LB Richmond upon Thames and was a Kew councillor for 28 years. He is a chartered accountant and was a member of Westminster City Council (1971–74) and the Greater London Council (1973–77). He chaired London Boroughs Grants Committee, awarding grants of around £29m to the voluntary sector in London. Serge was formerly a board member of the London Tourist Board and the Metropolitan Police Committee. He chaired the Independent Panel on members' remuneration for the Association of Police Authorities.
Serge was Chairman of the United Kingdom Housing Trust, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust and Sanctuary Housing Association. He has also been the General Secretary of Help the Aged and a board member of London Pension Fund Authority and Notting Hill Housing Trust.
Serge is a Trustee of Kew Community Trust as well as chairing Poems in the Waiting Room, a British charity providing poetry cards to doctors' waiting rooms in England and Wales. Serge has been a Trustee of The Richmond Charities since 2009 and is a member of the Finance and Property Committees and Group Trustee for Church Estate Almshouses.