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Cabinet portfolios 2021-22

Alan Waters, Leader of the council

Alan Waters, leader of the council

Key responsibilities:

  • Championing the city and city vision 2040
  • Corporate strategy and policy
  • Economic development strategy
  • Cultural strategy
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Council performance
  • Marketing and communications
  • Transformation
  • Organisational development and HR
  • Covid-19 response and recovery
  • Arts, culture, and heritage

Gail Harris, Deputy leader and social housing

Councillor Gail Harris, deputy leader

Key responsibilities:

  • Housing need and public housing strategy
  • Homelessness and housing allocations
  • Housing property management and investment
  • Tenant support and development
  • Leaseholder liaison
  • New council housing

Catherine Oliver, Environmental services

Catherine Oliver

Key responsibilities:

  • Waste collection and disposal
  • Recycling
  • Clean streets
  • Graffiti removal
  • Emergency planning
  • Rough sleeping strategy

Emma Hampton, Climate change and digital inclusion

Emma Hampton

Key responsibilities:

  • Environmental strategy
  • Climate change and carbon reduction
  • Affordable warmth and energy efficiency
  • Fuel poverty
  • Customer access
  • Customer services
  • Digital strategy and digital inclusion

Mike Stonard, Inclusive and sustainable growth

Mike Stonard

Key responsibilities:

  • Local Plan, planning and sustainable development
  • Sustainable transport – cycling and walking
  • Parking
  • Promoting growth and city development
  • Site promotion and development (council and private)
  • Business growth and skills development
  • Business liaison and growth

Karen Davis, Social inclusion

Karen Davis

Key responsibilities:

  • Financial and social inclusion
  • Living wage
  • Equality and diversity
  • Housing benefits
  • Council tax reduction scheme
  • Food poverty and food security
  • Non-commercial debt policy
  • Neighbourhood development including:
    • Community enabling
    • Co-operative and social enterprise development

Beth Jones, Safer, stronger neighbourhoods

Beth Jones

Key responsibilities:

  • Housing need and private sector housing strategy
  • Heritage access and development
  • Safeguarding including:
    • Safeguarding adults and children
    • Tackling domestic abuse
    • Early help
  • Enforcement and regulatory services, including:
    • Environmental protection
    • Licensing and the night-time economy
    • Public protection
    • Food safety
    • Antisocial behaviour

Matthew Packer, Health and wellbeing

Matthew Packer

Key responsibilities:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Sport and leisure
  • Promoting healthy activities
  • The Halls and community centres
  • Markets
  • Parks and play areas
  • Trees and open spaces
  • Allotments
  • Cemeteries
  • Biodiversity

Paul Kendrick, Resources

Paul Kendrick

Key responsibilities:

  • Financial and investment management
  • Non-housing property and asset management 
  • Revenues
  • Legal services
  • Democratic services, elections, and member development
  • Procurement
  • ICT and information governance (data protection and FOI)
  • Commercial investment strategy
  • Commercialisation