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Held by Position at the council
Councillor Cathy Gardner Chair of the Council
Councillor Val Ranger Vice Chairman of the Council
Councillor Paul Arnott Leader of the Council
Councillor Paul Hayward Deputy Leader of the Council

Cabinet members

Each member of the Cabinet takes responsibility for a Portfolio.

Cabinet members Role / Portfolio
Councillor Paul Arnott Leader
Councillor Paul Hayward Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder Economy and Assets
Councillor Paul Millar Portfolio Holder Democracy and Transparency
Councillor Geoff Jung Portfolio Holder Coast, Country and Environment
Councillor Jack Rowland Portfolio Holder Finance
Councillor Dan Ledger Portfolio Holder Strategic Planning
Councillor John Loudoun Portfolio Holder Policy Co-ordination and Regional Engagement
Councillor Marianne Rixson Portfolio Holder Climate Action
Councillor Megan Armstrong Portfolio Holder Sustainable Homes and Communities
Councillor Jess Bailey Corporate Services and COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Assistant Portfolio Holders

Post holder Portfolio
Councillor Geoff Pratt Assistant Portfolio Holder Economy and Assets
Councillor Sarah Jackson Assistant Portfolio Holder Democracy and Transparency
Councillor Eleanor Rylance Assistant Portfolio Holder Coast, Country and Environment
Councillor Fabian King Assistant Portfolio Holder Finance
Councillor Eileen Wragg Assistant Portfolio Holder Policy Co-ordination and Regional Engagement
Councillor Denise Bickley Assistant Portfolio Holder Climate Action