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Mayor's cabinet

Information about cabinet members and their responsibilities.

Mayor Damien EganThe Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, chooses councillors to form his cabinet. The cabinet helps the Mayor make key decisions. On this page you can see a list of current cabinet members' responsibilities.

Cabinet members

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham

  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Emergencies.

Chris BestCouncillor Chris Best, Deputy Mayor of Lewisham and Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Deputy Mayor responsibilities

  • Civic events
  • Mayor’s Charity
  • Young Mayor's programme.

Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care responsibilities

  • Adult social care, including care home and at-home provision and quality assurance
  • Health and social care integration
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Joint commissioning
  • Mental health
  • Public health
  • Supporting people
  • Older people, including representation, active citizenship, combating isolation, housing, technology, aids and adaptions
  • Technology, aids and adaptions.

Kevin BonaviaCouncillor Kevin Bonavia, Cabinet Member for Democracy, Refugees and Accountability

  • Corporate Strategy implementation
  • Policy development
  • Refugee resettlement and migrant support
  • Customer services and complaints
  • Digital strategy
  • Local Democracy Review
  • Governance
  • Legal services
  • Democratic and electoral services
  • Communications
  • Trade unions
  • Armed Forces Covenant.

Chris Barnham

Councillor Chris Barnham, Cabinet Member for School Performance and Children's Services

  • Primary and secondary school performance
  • School admissions, attendance, inclusion and school place planning
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Early years education and childcare
  • Early help, including children’s centres and family support
  • Children’s social care including child protection, support for children in need, corporate parenting for looked after children
  • Youth services.

Paul Bell

Councillor Paul Bell, Cabinet Member for Housing

  • Social housing building programme
  • Housing need, including lettings and allocations policy
  • Homelessness and temporary accommodation
  • Landlord licensing
  • Private rented sector regulation
  • Gypsies and Travellers.

Brenda DacresCouncillor Brenda Dacres, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities

  • Youth violence
  • Youth justice
  • Partnership with police
  • CCTV
  • Regulatory services
  • Environmental Health
  • Trading Standards
  • Noise enforcement
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Bakerloo Line Extension.

Jonathan SlaterCouncillor Jonathan Slater, Cabinet Member for the Community Sector

  • Libraries
  • Local Assemblies
  • Community development
  • Volunteering
  • Council events including People’s Day and Blackheath Fireworks
  • Community centres
  • Equalities
  • Accessibility Commission
  • Child poverty
  • Grants
  • Community energy.

Amanda de RykCouncillor Amanda de Ryk, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

  • Council budget
  • Human resources and organisational development
  • Transformation
  • Internal audit
  • Efficiency
  • Revenue collection and benefits
  • Pensions
  • Income generation
  • Council contracting
  • Ethical procurement and modern slavery.

Cllr Andre BourneJoe DromeyCouncillor Joe Dromey and Cllr André Bourne, Cabinet Member for Culture, Jobs and Skills (job share)

Within the portfolio, Cllr Dromey leads on:

  • Local economic development and inclusive growth
  • Youth employment
  • Apprenticeship programme
  • Social enterprise
  • Business and retail support
  • Adult education, HE and FE
  • Welfare reform.

Within the portfolio, Cllr Bourne leads on:

  • Leisure centres
  • Culture
  • Arts
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Sports development and London Youth Games
  • Evening and night time economy.

Sophie McGeevorCouncillor Sophie McGeevor, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

  • Air quality
  • Environment and climate change
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Recycling and waste reduction
  • Street cleaning and fly tipping
  • Street markets
  • Bereavement services
  • Highways
  • Transport
  • Parking strategy and enforcement
  • Healthy neighbourhoods.

Councillor Joani Reid

Councillor Joani Reid is currently on maternity leave.