• chairs the cabinet
  • provides political leadership
  • appoints deputy leader
  • allocates portfolios to cabinet
  • determines scheme of delegations for the discharge of executive functions
  • prepares the forward plan

The council is responsible for appointing the leader of the council and for removing him/her from office.

The current leader of the council is Ian Thomas.  The deputy leader is Philip Skinner who will carry out the functions above when the leader is unable to act.