Profiles of Cabinet members

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Leader of the Council

Councillor Julian German 

Julian German

Responsibilities within this portfolio include: 

  • Leadership of the Council;
  • Strategy;
  • Communications and Reputation;
  • Devolution to Cornwall;
  • Chair of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Leadership Board;
  • Safeguarding;
  • Equalities and diversity;
  • Human Resources and Organisational Development;
  • Resident Engagement

Councillor German is the Independent member for Roseland. 


Deputy Leader

Adam PaynterCouncillor Adam Paynter

Responsibilities within this portfolio include:

  • Resources and Finance;
  • Fair Funding
  • Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Collaboration and Sponsor Board
  • Cornwall Council Farms Estate

Councillor Paynter is the Independent member for Launceston North and North Petherwin. 


Portfolio holder for Customers

Mike Eathorne GibbonsCouncillor Mike Eathorne-Gibbons

Responsibilities within this portfolio include: 

  • Customer services
  • Property and Asset Management
  • One Public Estate
  • Council’s Group of Companies (CORSERV)
  • Information Services
  • Procurement and Contract Management
  • Leisure
  • Audit

Councillor Eathorne-Gibbons is the Independent member for Ladock, St Clement and St Erme.


Portfolio holder for Children, Wellbeing and Public Health

Sally HawkenCouncillor Sally Hawken

Responsibilities within this portfolio include: 

  • Children’s Social Care
  • Children’s Safeguarding
  • Corporate Parenting Board
  • Early Intervention Services for Vulnerable Children
  • Education; Special Educational Needs
  • Public Health
  • Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Child Poverty
  • Youth services
  • Fuel Poverty

Councillor Hawken is the independent member for Liskeard East. 


Portfolio holder for Adults

Rob RotchellCouncillor Rob Rotchell

Responsibilities within this portfolio include: 

  • Social care services for Adults
  • Adult Health and Social Care Integration
  • Adult Prevention and Wellbeing Services
  • Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding
  • Adult Learning Disability
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Health and Wellbeing Board

Councillor Rotchell is the Liberal Democrat member for Camelford.


Portfolio holder for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods

Edwina HannafordCouncillor Edwina Hannaford

Responsibilities within this portfolio include: 

  • Climate Change
  • Community Networks and Localism
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Devolution to Town and Parish Councils and Community groups
  • Gypsy and Travellers
  • Library Services
  • Registrars

Councillor Hannaford is the Liberal Democrat member for Looe West, Lansallos and Lanteglos.


Portfolio holder for Environment and Public Protection

Rob NolanCouncillor Rob Nolan

Responsibilities within this portfolio include: 

  • Waste and Street Cleaning
  • Fire and Rescue services
  • Blue Light Collaboration
  • Public Protection and Enforcement services
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership
  • Waterways
  • Beaches and Flood Resilience
  • Public Rights of Way
  • Parks and Open Spaces;
  • Cemeteries and Penmount Crematorium
  • Historic Environment
  • Maritime Services
  • Cornwall and Tamar Valley AONB’s';

Councillor Nolan is the Liberal Democrat member for Truro Redannick.


Portfolio holder for Culture, Economy and Planning

Tim DwellyCouncillor Tim Dwelly

Responsibilities within this portfolio include: 

  • Planning
  • Economic Growth and Development including Cultural Strategy
  • Skills Agenda and Relationships with Universities
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site
  • Cornish Language
  • Arts and Museums
  • Building Control

Councillor Dwelly is the Independent member for Penzance East.


Portfolio holder for Homes

Andrew MitchellCouncillor Andrew Mitchell

Responsibilities within this portfolio include: 

  • Social Housing
  • Housing Delivery
  • Homelessness
  • Cornwall Housing
  • Housing Standards and Adaptations
  • Liaison with Housing Providers
  • Welfare Reform
  • Empty Homes

Councillor Mitchell is the Independent Councillor for St Ives West. 


Portfolio holder for Transport

Geoff BrownCouncillor Geoff Brown

Responsibilities within this portfolio include: 

  • Highways
  • CORMAC
  • One Public Transport System
  • Sub Regional Transport Board
  • Cornwall Airport Newquay and Spaceport
  • Public Transport
  • School and Social Care Transport
  • Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry
  • Parking

Councillor Brown is the Liberal Democrat member for Newquay Central. 

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