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Mayor's cabinet

Information about cabinet members and their responsibilities.

image of the mayor Damien Egan

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham

The Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, chooses councillors to form the cabinet. The cabinet and the Mayor collectively make key decisions about local services. The Mayor is responsible for the strategic direction of the Council, leads the community and speaks up for the borough.


Cllr Brenda Dacres

Councillor Brenda Dacres, Deputy Mayor of Lewisham and Cabinet Member for Housing Development and Planning

As Deputy Mayor:

  • Council events
  • Civic calendar
  • Mayor's Charity
  • Trade unions
  • Armed Forces Covenant 

As Cabinet Member for Housing Development and Planning:

  • Social housing building programme
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Bakerloo Line Extension

    Cllr Chris Barnham

Councillor Chris Barnham, Cabinet Member for Children & Young People

  • Primary and secondary school performance
  • School admissions, attendance, inclusion and school place planning
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Early years education and childcare
  • Early help and prevention, including children’s centres and family support
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Support for children in need
  • Corporate parenting for looked after children and care leavers
  • Youth services
  • Child poverty
  • Young Mayor's programme
  • Youth violence
  • Youth justice (including the Youth Offending Service)

Cllr Paul Bell

Councillor Paul Bell, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

  • Adult social care, including care home and at-home provision and quality assurance
  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Health & Wellbeing Board
  • Health and social care integration
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Joint commissioning
  • Supporting people
  • Health services for LGBT+ residents
  • Older people, including representation, active citizenship, combating isolation, housing, technology, aids and adaptions
  • Technology, aids and adaptions

Councillor Juliet Campbell, Cabinet Member for Communities, Refugees and Wellbeing Cllr Juliet Campbell

  • Community development 
  • Grants programmes
  • Community centres
  • Local Assemblies
  • Refugee resettlement and migrant support
  • Sanctuary Borough programme
  • Public health
  • Birmingham & Lewisham African and Caribbean Health Inequalities Review (BLACHIR)
  • Equalities
  • Lewisham Disabled People's Commission
  • Bereavement services

Cllr Sophie DavisCouncillor Sophie Davis, Cabinet Member for Housing Management, Homelessness and Community Safety

  • Housing need, including lettings and allocations policy
  • Repairs
  • Future management of Lewisham Homes
  • Homelessness and temporary accommodation
  • Landlord licensing
  • Private rented sector regulation
  • Relationship with housing providers including housing associations
  • Gypsies and Travellers
  • Partnership with police
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Violence against women and girls
  • CCTV

Cllr Amanda de Ryk

Councillor Amanda de Ryk, Cabinet Member for Finance and Strategy

  • Council budget
  • Manifesto implementation and Corporate Strategy delivery
  • Human resources and organisational development
  • Transformation
  • Income generation
  • Internal audit
  • Efficiency
  • Revenue collection and benefits
  • Pensions
  • Council contracting
  • Ethical procurement and modern slavery
  • Emergency planning and resilience
  • Policy development
  • Customer services and complaints
  • Digital strategy
  • Governance
  • Legal services
  • Democratic and electoral services

Cllr Louise Krupski Councillor Louise Krupski, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Action

  • Environment and climate change
  • Air quality
  • Transport, including walking and cycling
  • Highways
  • Parking strategy and enforcement
  • Recycling and waste reduction
  • Street cleaning and fly tipping
  • Renewable energy, including district heat networks
  • Street trees
  • Fuel poverty

Cllr Kim Powell

Councillor Kim Powell, Cabinet Member for Businesses, Jobs and Skills

  • Local economic development and inclusive growth
  • Evening and night-time economy
  • Community Wealth Building
  • Youth employment
  • Mayor's Apprenticeship programme
  • Business and retail support
  • Markets
  • Social enterprise
  • Higher education
  • Further education
  • Regulatory services
  • Environmental health and food safety
  • Trading Standards

Cllr James-J Walsh

Councillor James-J Walsh, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Communications (job share) 

Within the portfolio, Councillor James-J Walsh leads on: 

  • Culture, including London Borough of Culture 2022 programme and legacy 
  • Arts
  • Libraries
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Communications
  • Adult education, including Adult Learning Lewisham

Cllr André Bourne

Councillor André Bourne, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Communications (job share) 

Within the portfolio, Councillor André Bourne leads on: 

  • Parks and green spaces
  • Leisure centres
  • Sports development