Leader of the Council and the Leadership Team

Information about the Leader of the Council, the Leadership Team and their areas of responsibility.

The Leadership Team makes the most significant and sensitive policy, financial and service decisions. These decisions are available on the Key Decision Tracker at least 28 days before a decision is made. Information about Leadership Team meetings and the decisions which are going to be made there, is available here. The Chair of the meeting 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:

  • Serving as the primary spokesperson for the Council
  • Overseeing the Council’s overall strategy, policy and budgeting
  • Ensuring that the council is governed well
  • Liaison with Government, Greater London Authority (GLA) and London Councils
  • The Public Inquiry
  • The Grenfell recovery strategy
  • Emergency contingency planning

Deputy Leader, Grenfell and Housing (Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith)

Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith

Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith is responsible for:

  • The housing elements of Grenfell recovery
  • The improvement and refurbishment of the 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 policies
  • The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) business plan

Finance and Modernisation (Cllr Mary Weale)

Cllr Mary Weale

Cllr Mary Weale is responsible for:

  • Budget planning and monitoring how money is spent
  • Investments and treasury management
  • Corporate property, including Facilities Management, the management, acquisition, sale and letting of the council’s property assets (except Housing Revenue Account (HRA) residential stock and highways land)
  • Council tax and benefits
  • Customer Services and complaints
  • Organisational change:human resources and digital transformation
  • Corporate support, including Legal Services, Electoral Services and Procurement Policy

Families, Children and Schools (Cllr Emma Will)

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Cllr Emma Will is responsible for:

  • Serving as the Lead Member for Children’s Services, including safeguarding
  • Looked-after children; fostering and adoption
  • Unaccompanied asylum seeker children
  • Services for schools and pupils
  • New educational provision and admissions
  • Nurseries, early years and child care
  • Youth services, youth justice and the Youth Offending Team (YOT)

Adult Social Care (Cllr Sarah Addenbrooke)

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Cllr Sarah Addenbrooke is responsible for:

  • Serving as Lead Member for Adult Social Care, including safeguarding
  • Assessment and care management of social services for vulnerable adults in need, including:
    • 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
  • Care for Grenfell
  • The Friends and Family Assistance Centre (Grenfell)
  • Discretionary welfare provision and subsidised transport

Streets, Planning and Transport (Cllr Will Pascall)

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Cllr Will Pascall is responsible for:

  • Influencing the overall quality of infrastructure projects
  • Recycling, waste management, cleansing and public conveniences
  • Policy for street markets and street trading
  • Maintenance and improvement of highways and street lighting
  • Parking policy and operations, including fees and charges
  • Transport strategy and transportation policies
  • The vitality of high streets and retail strategy
  • Planning policy and planning briefs for individual development sites
  • Development control and enforcement; the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106
  • Conservation areas and garden squares

Healthy City Living (Cllr David Lindsay)

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Cllr David Lindsay is responsible for:

  • Public health: the promotion of positive health; the prevention of ill-health and disease; and the reduction of health inequalities
  • Environmental health and private rental housing regulation
  • Licensing policy
  • Trading standards and consumer protection
  • The response to climate change, controlling pollution and air quality
  • Mortuary and coroners’ services, cemeteries
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Leisure services, including sports centres and sports development for adults

Skills and Enterprise (Cllr Catherine Faulks)

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Cllr Catherine Faulks is responsible for:

  • Social investment
  • Economic development and employment
  • The local labour market and supply chain strategies
  • The apprenticeship programme within the Council as well as among local partners and suppliers
  • Alternative career pathways for residents 16+ and vocational routes
  • Further and adult education, skills and job readiness
  • Supporting local community businesses and social enterprise
  • Library services
  • Registrars and bereavement services

Communities and Culture (Cllr Gerard Hargreaves)

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Cllr Gerard Hargreaves is responsible for:

  • Community engagement and empowerment in all parts of the borough
  • The way in which the Council engages residents and communities in decision making
  • Council voluntary and community sector (VCS) grants programme (not commissioning under other Leadership Team members)
  • Community assets
  • The Council’s role in supporting Notting Hill Carnival
  • Museums and galleries; public art; events and film; and visitor strategy
  • Community safety, reducing crime and the fear of crime
  • Civic events and the Mayoralty