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


Paula Boshell

Paula Boshell
Statutory Deputy City Mayor
In the absence of the City Mayor, to fulfil the City Mayor's responsibilities


John Merry

John Merry
Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services


Tracy Kelly

Tracy Kelly
Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods


David Lancaster

David Lancaster
Lead Member for Environment and Community Safety


Derek Antrobus

Derek Antrobus
Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development


Bill Hinds

Bill Hinds
Lead Member for Finance and Support Services


Gina Reynolds

Gina Reynolds
Lead Member for Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing


Executive Support Members

John Walsh

John Walsh
Executive Support Member for Education and Learning


Mike McCusker

Mike McCusker
Executive Support Member for Planning, Housing and Sustainable Development


Jane Hamilton

Jane Hamilton
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


Sharmina August

Sharmina August
Executive Support Member for Equalities, Communities and Social Impact


Barbara Bentham

Barbara Bentham
Executive Support Member for Workforce and Industrial Relations


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