New cabinet named in Norfolk County Council shake-up
A new system of governance has come into force at Norfolk County Council this morning.
A cabinet-led structure, replacing the committee system that has been in place for the past five years, was formally introduced at the authority's annual general meeting in Norwich.
The 10-member body, which will meet for the first time on May 20, is headed by council leader Andrew Proctor, who has also announced the following appointments:
Graham Plant, deputy leader: Growing the Economy
Bill Borrett: Adult Social Care, Public Health and Prevention
Margaret Dewsbury: Communities and Partnerships
John Fisher: Children's Services
Tom Fitzpatrick: Innovation, Transformation and Performance
Andy Grant: Environment and Waste
Andrew Jamieson: Finance
Greg Peck: Commercial Services and Asset Management
Martin Wilby: Highways and Infrastructure.
Mr Proctor said: “I have put together a strong cabinet team, to ensure clear and robust leadership to deliver the most efficient and effective services for the people of Norfolk.
"In addition, this will enable us to move forward with strong, accountable decision making and drive the transformation programmes we have in place to deliver these services.
"We will continue to work better together with all our partners across the county, to grow the economy, create jobs and promote Norfolk."
A new scrutiny committee, chaired by Labour group leader Steve Morphew, has also been set up, along with three select committees which officials say are intended to develop policy.
Meanwhile, West Norfolk councillor Harry Humphrey has been appointed as the council's new chairman for the coming year, succeeding Margaret Stone.