Portfolio: Leader of the Council
The Leader of the Council provides strategic and political leadership to the authority, and leads in its relations with government, other public bodies, partner organisations and the media and is responsible for encouraging and promoting the prosperity of the District by developing local entrepreneurship, inward investment and community regeneration.
The Council is required to operate a ‘strong leader’ model and executive authority rests with the Leader of the Council. The Leader has presently delegated functions to members of the executive to the extent necessary to permit collective decision making by the executive.
Main Areas of Responsibility
• Policy co-ordination and development
• Corporate Plan
• Economic Development
• Green Commitment