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Cabinet Members

21 February 2019

The Cabinet comprises the Leader of the Council, and nine other members appointed by the Leader. Each one has a portfolio of responsibilities. 


Cabinet Members

Leader of the Council 
Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure
Cabinet Member for Education and skills
Cabinet Member for Customer and Corporate 

 Dick Madden
Cabinet Member for Children and Families

Simon Walsh
Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste

Gagan Mohindra
Cabinet Member Economic Development
Cabinet Member for Adults and Health
Cabinet Member for Finance, Commercial and Traded Services

Deputy Cabinet Members 

  • Councillor Tony Ball, Deputy Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
  • Councillor Mark Durham, Deputy Cabinet Member for Customer and Corporate
  • Councillors Alan Goggin and Andrew Sheldon, Deputy Cabinet Members for Economic Development
  • Councillor Anthony Jackson, Deputy Cabinet Member for the Leader
  • Councillors Robert Mitchell and Lesley Wagland, Deputy Cabinet Member for Infrastructure
  • Councillor Mike Steptoe, Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste
  • Councillor Chris Whitbread, Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care
  • Councillor Jeff Henry, Deputy Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities