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Executive Members and Group Leaders

David Williams

(Deputy: Teresa Heritage)


Leader of the Council


Strategic policy including the Corporate Plan; national and regional issues; Hertfordshire Forward; corporate communications.

Cabinet Panel papers are here:Resources, Property & the Economy Cabinet Panel


David Williams
Morris Bright)


Portfolio: Resources, Property & the Economy


Finance (revenue and capital); property(including the property development programme); technology (including carbon management for County Council estate and operations); human resources and organisational development (including member training); legal and member services; registration and citizenship service; Coroner service; land charges; procurement; external audit; Hertfordshire Business Services; Herts Catering: Assurance (including health & safety); data quality; equalities. Economic development; relations with Hertfordshire's business community; skills for employment; leading for the County Council on the Local Enterprise Partnership; customer service; Customer Service Centre; web site.

Cabinet Panel papers are here:Resources, Property & the Economy Cabinet Panel



Teresa Heritage(Deputy:Graham McAndrew)


Portfolio: Children's Services


 (Lead Member for all Children's Services, including Education, for the purposes of the Children Act 2004). Children's social care; corporate parenting; child protection; family placement; children's residential care; children with disabilities; young people's services (including Youth Connexions); early intervention; early years, children's centres & childcare; thriving/troubled families initiative; youth offending.

Cabinet Panel papers are here:Children's Services Cabinet Panel

Derrick Ashley  (Deputy: Andrew Stevenson)

  Portfolio: Environment, Planning & Transport

Hertfordshire’s built and natural environment; countryside management; Lead Flood Authority; environmental intelligence; rights of way; climate change (excluding County Council estate and operations); leading for the County Council on the Hertfordshire Infrastructure and Planning Panel; strategic planning; waste planning; minerals planning; airport policy: Local Transport Plan; leading for the County Council on the Local Transport Board; passenger transport; leading for the County Council on its service use of passenger transport; leading for the County Council on the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

Cabinet Panel papers are here:Environment, Planning & Transport Cabinet Panel


Terry Douris
Tim Hutchings)


Portfolio: Education, Libraries & Localism


School improvement & standards; special educational needs; school place planning and admissions; relations with Hertfordshire Trust Schools and Academies, Herts for Learning; further and higher education. Culture (libraries, museums and the arts). Localism; volunteering; relations with the voluntary sector; District Council local strategic partnerships; relations with Town & Parish Councils; Hertfordshire Community Covenant.

abinet Panel papers can be viewed here:Education, Libraries & Localism Cabinet Panel


Terry Hone
Colin Woodward)


Portfolio: Community Safety & Waste Management


Fire & rescue; trading standards & consumer protection; resilience; community safety; relations with the Police & Crime Commissioner and the Constabulary; the requirements of Counter Terrorism and Security Act: waste management; leading for the County Council on the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership.

Cabinet Panel papers are here:Community, Safety & Waste Management Cabinet Panel


Richard Roberts
(Deputy:Andrew Williams)


Portfolio: Public Health, Prevention & Performance


Health protection; health improvement; health services quality; sport, physical activity and recreation. Leading for the County Council in respect of demand management initiatives including early intervention, prevention and behavioural change. Performance management and reporting.

Cabinet Panel papers can be viewed here: Public Health, Prevention & Performance Cabinet Panel

Ralph Sangster
(Deputy:Phil Bibby)


Portfolio: Highways



Highways maintenance; new roads and improvements; major infrastructure delivery; traffic management; road safety (including school crossing patrols and safer routes to schools); street lighting; relationships with other highways authorities and Highways England; provision for cycling and pedestrians; highways development control issues.

Cabinet Panel papers can be viewed here: Highways Cabinet Panel

Colette Wyatt-Lowe(Deputy:Fiona Hill)


Portfolio: Adult Care and Health


Adult care and safeguarding; domestic abuse; health & wellbeing (excluding public health); Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning service; gypsy and traveller sites:relationships with NHS trusts and commissioning groups serving Hertfordshire; leading for the County Council on the Health & Wellbeing Board and in connection with the Strategiv Transformation Plan.

Cabinet Panel papers can be viewed here: Adult Care & Health Cabinet Panel



Group Leaders Conservatives



David Williams

Group Leader

Teresa Heritage

Deputy Group Leader

Liberal Democrats



Stephen Giles-Medhurst

Group Leader

Paul Zukowskyj

Deputy Group Leader




Judi Billing

Group Leader

Nigel Bell

Deputy Group Leader