Assistant Cabinet Members team announced

Release Date: 21 May 2018

A team of councillors have been announced to provide additional support and capacity for the new Cabinet.

In order to widen member participation in Council business, nine Assistant Cabinet Members have been appointed to work with Cabinet Members.

They will undertake specific tasks and research and deputise at informal functions.

The Assistant Cabinet Members are not paid and do not have the ability to vote on Cabinet decisions.

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader Designate for Richmond Council, said:

“Over the next four years we have an ambitious plan to make the borough greener, safer and fairer. To help us achieve our ambitious plans this dedicated team of councillors will work alongside the cabinet – working with the community, businesses, the voluntary sector and local groups – to really make a difference to the borough.

“This is part of my commitment to ensure that every person has an opportunity to play their part in making the borough an even better place in which to live”. 

The full list of Assistant Cabinet Members

Assistant Cabinet Member (Business, Economy, and Employment (Including Business)  Cllr Geraint Thomason
Assistant Cabinet Member (Arts, Culture & Sport) Cllr J-F Burford
Assistant Cabinet Member (Housing & Community Safety) Cllr Lesley Pollesche
Assistant Cabinet Member (Finance & Performance) Cllr Ian Craigie
Assistant Cabinet Member (Children's Services & Schools) Cllr Jo Humphreys
Assistant Cabinet Member (Environment) Cllr Julia Neden-Watts
Assistant Cabinet Member (Transport) Cllr Katie Mansfield
Assistant Cabinet Member Voluntary Sector Cllr Alan Jurianz
Assistant Cabinet Member (Adult Social Services & Health) Cllr Roger Crouch


Cabinet Members, to be appointed on 22 May 2018

Leader Cllr Gareth Roberts
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety Cllr Liz Jaeger
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport, Streetscene and Air Quality Cllr Alex Ehmann        
Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Health (including public health) Cllr Piers Allen
Cabinet Member for Business, Economy and Employment (including property) Cllr Geoff Acton
Cabinet Member for the Environment, Planning and Sustainability Cllr Martin Elengorn
Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Schools  Cllr Penny Frost
Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance  Cllr Robin Brown
Cabinet Member for Arts, Culture & Sport  Cllr John Coombs
Cabinet Member for Equality, Communities and the Voluntary Sector  Cllr Michael Wilson

Notes for editors

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Reference: P255/18

Updated: 31 May 2018