Medway Elects

The Cabinet is the Council's executive branch, responsible for proposing the policy framework and budget to the rest of the Council and for taking decisions on resources and priorities throughout the year. The Cabinet delivers and implements the budget and policies decided by the Council.

Portfolio Holders

The Cabinet is currently constituted as follows:

Cllr Alan Jarrett
  • Communications and marketing
  • Finance
  • Strategic leadership of the Council
Deputy Leader and Housing and Community Services
Cllr Howard Doe
  • Adult learning
  • All Housing Services (including HRA)
  • Archives
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • Events and Festivals
  • Greenspaces
  • Heritage
  • Homelessness and Housing Options
  • Leisure Services
  • Libraries and Community Hubs
  • Private sector housing
  • Sporting Legacy
  • Theatres and Arts
  • Tourism
  • Voluntary Sector
Adult Services
Cllr David Brake
  • Adults' Mental Health and Disability Services (including Learning and Physical Disabilities)
  • Adults' Partnership Commissioning (25+) and Better Care Fund
  • Community Care
  • Health
  • Independent Safeguarding and Review Service
  • Older people
  • Public Health (Lead Member) including Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Sustainability and Transformation Plan
  • Telecare/Tele Medicare
Business Management
Cllr Rupert Turpin
  • Audit and Counter Fraud
  • Bereavement Services
  • Business Management
  • Commissioning
  • Community Centres
  • Community Officers
  • Customer Contact
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Emergency Planning
  • Income Generation
  • Registration
  • Revenue & Benefits
  • Risk Management
Children's Services - Lead Member
Cllr Andrew Mackness
  • Children's Partnership Commissioning (0-25)
  • Children's Provider Services (including Adoption. Fostering, Supported Accommodation and Residential Care)
  • Children's Social Care and Safeguarding Services
  • Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (including Mental Health)
  • Early Help (including Medway Action For Families, Youth Offending Team (YOT) and Youth Services)
  • Early Years
  • Inclusion
  • Medway Commercial Group (MCG)
  • Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB)
Educational Attainment and Improvement
Cllr Martin Potter
  • Further Education
  • Primary and Secondary Education Improvement
  • Safeguarding
  • School Organisation and Capital Projects
  • School Services (including Admissions and Medway Test)
  • Schools Liaison
Front Line Services
Cllr Phil Filmer
  • Highways
  • Parking
  • Public transport
  • Street Cleaning and Waste Collection/ Recycling/Waste Disposal
  • Street Lighting
  • Traffic management
  • Transport Strategy
  • Travel Safety
Inward Investment, Strategic Regeneration and Partnerships
Cllr Rodney Chambers, OBE
  • Heritage Champion
  • Inward Investment
  • Local Growth Fund
  • Medway Ambassador
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Strategic Regeneration and Planning
Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation
Cllr Jane Chitty
  • Economic Development
  • Employment
  • Local Plan
  • Markets
  • Planning Policy
  • Regulation - Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Enforcement and Licensing (executive functions only)
  • Social Regeneration
  • South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership
Cllr Adrian Gulvin
  • Business and Administration Support Service
  • Category Management / Procurement
  • Community Safety Partnership
  • Complaints Policy and Management
  • Council Plan
  • HR
  • ICT
  • Joint Ventures
  • Legal
  • Performance and Service Improvement
  • Property
  • Transformation and Digital services
  • Travellers