Leader of the Council and the Leadership Team

Key policy, financial and service decisions

The Leadership Team makes the most significant and sensitive policy, financial and service decisions. You can find these on the key decision tracker at least 28 days before a decision is made. Find out about Leadership Team meetings and related decisions here. The meeting Chair allows time for the public to speak about decisions being made.

Leader of the Council - Cllr Elizabeth Campbell

Cllr Elizabeth Campbell

Cllr Elizabeth Campbell is responsible for:

  • overall strategy, policy and budgeting
  • communications, primary spokesperson for the Council
  • good governance and decision-making
  • corporate transformation
  • people strategy and cultural change
  • liaison with Government, GLA, London Councils
  • public inquiry and other external examinations of the Council
  • local strategic partnerships and relationships with partner agencies
  • Grenfell recovery strategy
  • emergency and civil contingency planning

Deputy Leader, Grenfell, Housing and Property - Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith

Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith

Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith is responsible for:

  • housing elements of Grenfell recovery
  • improvement and refurbishment of Lancaster West Estate
  • housing investment, including any other estate improvement and refurbishment
  • housing strategy and policy
  • Council housing management services
  • housing demand, including homelessness and allocations policy
  • HRA business plan
  • corporate property, the management, acquisition, sale and letting of the council’s property assets

Adult Social Care and Public Health - Cllr Sarah Addenbrooke

Cllr Sarah Addenbrooke is responsible for:

  • public health: promoting positive health; preventing ill-health and disease; reducing health inequalities
  • adult social care, including safeguarding (lead member)
  • assessment and care management of social services for vulnerable adults in need
    • elderly people services
    • services for people with learning disabilities
    • mental health services
    • physical disability services
    • transitions from children’s services
  • partnership working and service integration with the local NHS
  • dedicated service
  • discretionary welfare provision and subsidised transport
  • Health and Wellbeing Board (chair)

Communities – Cllr Anne Cyron

Cllr Anne Cyron is responsible for:

  • community engagement and empowerment
  • Council VCS grants programme
  • community assets
  • Notting Dale Strategic Partnership (Grenfell Recovery Strategy)
  • mayoralty

Family and Children’s Services – Cllr David Lindsay

Cllr David Lindsay is responsible for:

  • children’s services, including safeguarding (lead member)
  • looked-after children; fostering and adoption
  • youth services
  • new educational provision and admissions
  • services for schools and pupils
  • educational support for children and young people affected by Grenfell
  • nursery schools and child care
  • children’s centres
  • unaccompanied asylum seeker children
  • humanitarian support for children and young people affected by Grenfell
  • youth justice and the Youth Offending Team

Finance - Cllr Mary Weale

Cllr Mary Weale is responsible for:

  • revenue and capital budget planning and monitoring
  • investments and treasury management
  • Council tax and benefits
  • legal services, facilities and events management, electoral services, procurement policy
  • customer access
  • digital strategy and website improvement
  • corporate health and safety

Culture, Leisure and Community Safety – Cllr Gerard Hargreaves

Cllr Gerard Hargreaves is responsible for:

  • visitor strategy
  • museums and galleries; public art; events and film
  • the Council’s role in supporting Notting Hill Carnival
  • parks and open spaces
  • leisure services, including sports centres and sports development for adults
  • community safety, reducing crime and the fear of crime
  • Community Safety Partnership Board (chair)
  • mortuary and coroners’ services, cemeteries

Planning and Transport – Cllr Johnny Thalassites

Cllr Johnny Thalassites is responsible for:

  • influencing the overall quality of the built environment
  • transport strategy and transportation policies
  • planning policy and planning briefs for individual development sites
  • development control and enforcement; CIL and section 106
  • conservation areas and garden squares

Skills and Enterprise – Cllr Catherine Faulks

Cllr Catherine Faulks is responsible for:

  • social investment, enterprise and philanthropy
  • economic development and employment
  • local labour market and supply chain strategies
  • apprenticeship programme within the council, local partners and suppliers
  • alternative career pathways for residents 16+
  • further and adult education, skills and job readiness
  • library services
  • registrars and bereavement services

The Environment – Cllr Cem Kemahli

Cllr Cem Kemahli is responsible for:

  • waste management, street cleansing, public conveniences and recycling
  • vitality of high streets and retail strategy
  • licensing policy
  • trading standards and consumer protection
  • policy for street markets and street trading
  • maintenance and improvement of highways and street lighting
  • parking policy and operations, including fees and charges
  • environmental health and private rental housing regulation
  • response to climate change, controlling pollution and air quality