Liberal Democrat Leader of Guildford Borough Council announces new Exec

23 May 2023

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Julia McShane, has announced her new Executive team. This follows her own election as Leader at the Selection Council last week.

The Executive members and their portfolio responsibilities will be:

Julia McShane Leader & Housing

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Angela Goodwin Engagement & Customer Services

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Catherine Houston Commercial Development

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Tom Hunt Deputy Leader & Regeneration

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Richard Lucas Finance & Property

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Carla Morson Community & Organisational Development

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George Potter Planning, Environment & Climate Change

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Merel Rehorst-Smith Regulatory & Democratic Services

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The Executive consists of eight councillors from the Liberal Democrat group. It gained an overall majority at the local elections on 4 May 2023.

Leader of Guildford Borough Council, Councillor Julia McShane said:

"I am delighted to be working with the new Liberal Democrat Executive. We will be working to deliver on our pledge to ensure a greener, fairer, thriving future for all communities. We want Guildford and our villages to become even better places to live and work."

All the lead councillors will take up their portfolio responsibilities straight away. Our website shows more about the new Executive and their portfolios.