Councillor Nigel Shaw will join the cabinet

Councillor Johnson and Councillor Shaw

(l-r) Councillor Tony Johnson and Councillor Nigel Shaw

The leader of Herefordshire Council has today (Wednesday 29 March) confirmed that Councillor Nigel Shaw will join the cabinet, with effect from Saturday 1 April 2017.

 

Councillor Nigel Shaw will take on the new portfolio of financial management and ICT, which will include taking the lead responsibility for financial planning and management.  

 

Councillor Tony Johnson, leader of Herefordshire Council, said:

"Herefordshire Council has maintained core service delivery and continued to deliver a balanced budget despite making £70m in savings since 2010. The challenges are set to continue and the additional focus that Councillor Shaw will bring to this through the new portfolio will ensure our plans to meet those challenges are robust and deliverable.

 

"I would like to welcome Nigel to our cabinet team and look forward to the strong leadership in financial management and ICT that he will provide."

 

Councillor Nigel Shaw, Cabinet member for financial management and ICT, said:

"In these challenging financial times, it is more important than ever that the council secures the best value for money when delivering statutory services which enable residents to live safe, healthy and independent lives. My cabinet responsibilities will ensure Herefordshire Council meets these priorities and within budget."

 

The cabinet responsibilities are confirmed as:

 

Councillor Tony Johnson
Leader of the council / corporate strategy and budget

 

Councillor Patricia Morgan
Deputy leader of the council / health and wellbeing

 

Councillor Harry Bramer
Contracts and assets

 

Councillor David Harlow
Economy and corporate services

 

Councillor Nigel Shaw
Financial management and ICT

 

Councillor Jonathan Lester
Young people and children's wellbeing

 

Councillor Philip Price
Infrastructure

 

Councillor Paul Rone
Transport and roads

Published: 29th March 2017