Executive post

Leader of the Council


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


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