Committee details


Purpose of committee

The Executive is responsible for all key decisions and the strategic management of services and acts in line with the policy framework and budget of the Council.


It consists of the Leader of the Council and 9 other Executive Councillors, each of whom holds an Executive Portfolio.


Most important decisions are made by the Executive collectively, although Executive Councillors can take some decisions individually within their area of responsibility.

Details of the names and Portfolio of each member of the Executive are set out below:

Councillor Andrew Western (Leader of the Council - with portfolio responsibility for Sustainability and Climate Change)

Councillor Catherine Hynes (Deputy Leader) – Children’s Services (with all statutory children’s responsibilities)

Councillor Stephen Adshead – Environmental and Regulatory Services

Councillor Mike Freeman – Covid-19 Recovery and Reform

Councillor Joanne Harding – Adult Social Care

Councillor Liz Patel – Culture and Leisure

Councillor Tom Ross – Finance and Governance

Councillor Jane Slater – Health, Wellbeing and Equalities

Councillor Graham Whitham – Communities and Partnerships (with responsibility for Poverty Strategy)

Councillor James Wright – Housing and Regeneration




Contact information

Support officer: Jo Maloney. Governance Officer

Phone: 0161 912 4298