Executive post

Leader of the Council


The Leader of the Council chairs the Cabinet and takes overall responsibility for its decisions.  The Leader’s Cabinet portfolio includes:


·       Overall strategy and policy (including direction and overall transformation) programme

·       Communications

·       Finance

·       Governance

·       HR (including health and safety)

·       Inclusion and equalities

·       Local democracy

·       Relationships (partnerships, international, national, sub-national and regional)

·       Resilience

·       Strategic economic growth (including major regeneration projects)

·       Transformation through technology


The Leader is supported:


Councillor Martin Gannon


Councillor Catherine Donovan

Councillor Development

Councillor Linda Green

Diversity and Equalities





Councillor Stuart Green

Armed Forces

Councillor Gary Haley


Councillor Linda Green

Historic Environment

Councillor Angela Douglas

Looked After Children

Councillor John Eagle







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