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Sandwell leader announces new cabinet for 2022/23

Published 18th May 2022

Sandwell Council’s leader Councillor Kerrie Carmichael has announced her cabinet for the municipal year of 2022/23.

Councillor Kerrie Carmichael, leader of Sandwell Council, said: “My vision for Sandwell is to be a borough that is totally focussed on the needs of our residents, where everyone can fulfil their potential and be proud to live here.

"I cannot do this alone and I will be supported by hard-working cabinet members who each share my vision and ambition to deliver high-quality services to the residents of Sandwell.”

The new cabinet members are: 

  • 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

“I would like to thank those who served on the cabinet last year for their hard work and diligence and welcome the new cabinet members to my team.
“My cabinet and I are completely committed and determined to build on the positive changes that we’ve been making in recent months.
“We know there is much for us still to do, but with the fresh enthusiasm the cabinet brings we have a clear plan to drive improvement. We can’t wait to host the Commonwealth Games swimming and diving events at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre this summer. We are determined to build on this to create opportunities for local residents and businesses so there are many reasons to be hugely optimistic about Sandwell’s future.”

This newly-announced cabinet will take up their roles from Thursday 19 May and will be formally announced at Sandwell Annual Council meeting from 6pm on Tuesday 24 May.

The Annual Council meeting will also formally elect the new Mayor, Councillor Richard Jones and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Taylor.