The Mayoral Team

Information about cabinet members and their responsibilities.

City Mayor Paul Dennett chooses councillors to form his cabinet. The cabinet helps the City Mayor make key decisions. On this page you can see a list of current cabinet members' responsibilities.

Cabinet members

Paul Dennett

Paul Dennett
City Mayor


Tracy Kelly

Tracy Kelly
Statutory Deputy City Mayor
In the absence of the City Mayor, to fulfil the City Mayor's responsibilities and Lead Member for Housing, Property and Regeneration


John Merry

John Merry
Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Adult Social Care


Jim Cammell

Jim Cammell
Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services


David Lancaster

David Lancaster
Lead Member for Environment, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety


Bill Hinds

Bill Hinds
Lead Member for Finance and Support Services


Mike McCusker

Mike McCusker
Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development


Sharmina August

Sharmina August
Lead Member for Inclusive Economy, Anti-Poverty and Equalities


Executive Support Members

John Walsh

John Walsh
Executive Support Member for Education and Learning


Barbara Bentham

Barbara Bentham
Executive Support Member for Workforce and Industrial Relations


Councillor Linden

Sophia Linden
Executive Support Member for Climate Change, Low Carbon and Green Agenda


Councillor Bailey

Damian Bailey
Executive Support Member for Social Care and Mental Health


Roger Jones

Roger Jones
Executive Support Member for Transport


Stephen Coen

Stephen Coen
Executive Support Member for Culture, Leisure and Sports


Philip Cusack
Executive Support Member for Skills, Work and Business


Jack Youd
Executive Support Member for Procurement and Social Value


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