Portfolios for Executive

Portfolios of the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Members


Thomas, John

Councillor John Thomas

Executive Leader and Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources


Resources, including:

  • Managing Director’s Office
  • Cabinet Support Office
  • Strategic Policy and Corporate Planning
  • Public Services Board
  • Performance Monitoring and Improvement Planning
  • Communications
  • Customer Care
  • Human Resources Strategy and Implementation
  • Organisational Development and Training
  • Employee Relations and Equalities
  • Recruitment, Retention and Management of Attendance
  • Corporate Health and Safety
  • Democratic Services, Member Development and Support
  • Financial Services, Financial Planning and Budget
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Land, Property and Asset Management
  • Procurement and Contracts
  • Risk Management
  • Reshaping Services
  • Local Government modernisation, collaboration and wellbeing agenda

Cardiff Capital Region City Deal


Jarvie, Hunter

Councillor Hunter Jarvie

Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Regulatory and Legal Services


Legal Services, including:

  • Community Legal Services
  • Property and Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Electoral Services

Registration Services

Record Management and Information Services

Regulatory Services, including:

  • The Shared Regulatory Service
Penrose, Bob

Councillor Bob Penrose

Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture


Education, including:

  • Education Strategic Planning
  • Adult Community Learning
  • Early Years Education Provision
  • Education Welfare, Advice and Assessment
  • Governor Support and Training
  • Education Inclusion and Access, including Pupil Referral
  • School Admissions
  • School Funding and Support
  • School Improvement and Challenge, including Central South Consortium.
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Catering service
  • Youth Service
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage, including Welsh Language Services and Provision
  • Library and Information Services
Bird, Jonathan

Councillor Jonathan Bird

Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning


Regeneration, including:

  • Development Management
  • Building Control
  • Planning Policy and Local Development Plan
  • Countryside Services, including Public Rights of Way, Country parks, Heritage Coast and Landscape Services
  • Biodiversity Policy and Implementation
  • Economic Development and Business Support
  • Employment Land and Buildings
  • Urban and Rural Regeneration
  • Private Sector Housing Renewal and Improvements
  • Communities First
  • Tourism and Events
  • Town Centre development and promotion
  • Cardiff Airport and St Athan Enterprise Zone
  • Regeneration projects
  • Inward Investment
Parker, Andrew

Councillor Andrew Parker

Cabinet Member for Housing and Building Services


Public Sector Housing, including:

  • Elderly Persons’ Homes
  • Community Safety and Crime and Disorder (including Section 17 responsibilities)
  • Home Office Related Issues
  • Homelessness & Travellers (including sites)
  • Housing Strategy and Investment
  • Identification of Housing Need and Accommodation
  • Social Housing Responsibilities
  • Housing Allocations
  • Tenant Services
  • Specialist Housing Services
  • Housing Policy and Implementation
  • Welsh Housing Quality Standards Delivery

Building Services, including:

  • Building Maintenance
  • Building Cleaning
  • Building Security


Gray, Ben

Councillor Ben Gray

Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health & Leisure


Social Care and Health, including:

  • Adoption Service
  • Adult and Children’s Services
  • Adults Advice and Assessment
  • Adult and Children Community Care
  • Home Care Provision
  • Health Liaison
  • Mental Health Services for Adults and Children
  • Services for Adults and Children with Disabilities/Impairment
  • Family Support and Liaison
  • Health and Social Care Integration and Collaboration
  • Adult and Children Voluntary Sector Inclusion
  • Social Services Special Needs
  • Social Services Business Support and Innovation
  • Youth Offending Team (YOT)
  • Collaboration with the Health Board on social care and health integration

Leisure Services, including:

  • Community Centres
  • Leisure Strategy
  • Leisure Management (incl. Sports and Leisure Centres)
  • Strategic Investment - Leisure
  • Sport Development and Play


Cox, Geoff

Councillor Geoff Cox

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport


Operational Neighbourhood Services, including:

  • Highway Maintenance
  • Parks and Grounds maintenance
  • Beach Management
  • Water Safety
  • Waste Management
  • Recycling Policy and Implementation
  • Environmental Enforcement
  • Public Toilets
  • Street Lighting

Highway Engineering Services, including:

  • Adverse Weather and Winter Maintenance
  • Highway Engineering, Design and Development
  • Highway and Highway Structures Maintenance
  • Highway Tree Management
  • Traffic Management
  • Car parking provision and Management
  • Road Safety, including Safe Routes in Communities
  • Flood Risk Management and Coastal Protection

Transportation, including:

  • Active Travel and Sustainable Transport
  • Local and Regional Transport Plans
  • METRO Delivery
  • Public Transport
  • Home to School Transport Policy and Provision
  • Community Transport
  • Fleet Acquisition and Leasing
  • Garage Services and Fleet Maintenance
  • Pool Car Management

Civil Protection and Emergency Planning



Plus other executive functions as are set out in the Constitution, as the Leader may allocate to each portfolio from time to time.