Reshuffle sees new members added to Royal Borough cabinet

Reshuffle sees new members added to Royal Borough cabinet

Justin Burns

Reshuffle sees new members added to Royal Borough cabinet
Cllr David Burbage remains as Royal Borough cabinet chairman

New faces have been added to the Royal Borough's ruling cabinet after a reshuffle.

Council leader Cllr David Burbage (Con, Bray) said the changes, which include expanding it from seven members to 10, have been made to 'make the most of talent in the group'.

Cllr Burbage, who remains cabinet chairman, and has responsibility for HR and legal matters.

He said a decision on whether the council will dispense with the job of chief executive is yet to be made. It is considering dividing responsibility among senior councillors and officers.

Dropping out is Cllr Richard Kellaway (Con, Bisham and Cookham), who was responsible for finance and is set to take on another role.

His responsibilities will be taken by deputy leader Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Maidenhead Riverside), previously in charge of adult and community services.

The new cabinet and their responsibilities will now be:

  • Cllr David Burbage (Con, Bray) - leader of the council and chairman of cabinet and also responsible for HR and legal.
  • Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Maidenhead Riverside) - finance and deputy leader of the council, who was previously adult and community services.
  • Cllr Phillip Bicknell (Con, Park) - children’s services and deputy chairman of cabinet, previously chief whip and cabinet member for highways, transport and environment.
  • Cllr Eileen Quick (Con, Clewer East) - leisure and libraries and lead member for Windsor, who was previously children’s services.
  • Cllr MJ Saunders (Con, Bisham and Cookham) - planning and property and lead for Maidenhead and for corporate transformation, previously policy and performance.
  • Cllr Christine Bateson (Con, Sunningdale) - chief whip and community partnerships, also neighbourhood planning, previously planning and partnerships.
  • Cllr David Coppinger (Con, Bray) - adult services and health and retains responsibility for sustainability.
  • Cllr Carwyn Cox (Con, Hurley and Walthams) - environmental services.
  • Cllr George Bathurst (Con, Castle Without) - policy and performance.
  • Cllr Geoff Hill (Con, Oldfield) - highways and transport and also customer and business services and IT.

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