Executive post

Leader Portfolio Holder


The Leader has responsibility for the delivery of our corporate priorities.

Portfolio of responsibilities:

  • Strategic direction of the Council and the Council Plan.
  • Strategic leadership.
  • Council's Declaration of Climate and Ecological Emergency.
  • Devolution and Local Government reorganisation.
  • External relations.
  • Executive oversight.
  • Strategic partnerships, including Arts and Culture and Equality and Diversity.
  • Ensuring a balanced budget with the Resources Portfolio Holder.
  • Emergency planning and business continuity, with the Economies and Enterprise Portfolio Holder.
  • Responsibility for delivery of the Corporate Priorities.
  • Council communications.
  • Planning Policy.
  • Development Management, with the Green Growth Portfolio Holder.


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