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Cabinet and council structure

The Leader of the Council is Councillor Kerrie Carmichael.

The Leader appoints members of the Council to their Cabinet. Each cabinet member is responsible for specific issues and services - this is known as their portfolio.

The current cabinet members and their portfolios (from 19 May 2022) are:

  • Leader - Councillor Kerrie Carmichael
  • Councillor Bob Piper (Deputy Leader) -  Finance and Resources 
  • Councillor Zahoor Ahmed - Environment Services
  • Councillor Simon Hackett - Children and Education
  • Councillor Suzanne Hartwell - Adults, Social Care and Health 
  • Councillor Peter Hughes - Regeneration and Growth
  • Councillor Danny Millard - Communities 
  • Councillor Charn Singh Padda - Housing
  • Councillor Laura Rollins - Leisure and Tourism  

The council's constitution sets out the procedures, regulations and protocols in relation to decision making. You can find this document on the council's modern.gov website.