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Executive Members and Group Leaders


Robert Gordon (Deputy: David Williams)

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
(Deputy: Morris Bright)

Portfolio: Resources, Property & the Economy


Cross-cutting theme: business transformation and efficiencies. 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.
Cross-cutting theme: customer service; Customer Service Centre; web site.

Cabinet Panel papers are here: Resources, Property & the Economy 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 the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

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

Terry Douris
(Deputy: Tim Hutchings)

Portfolio: Education, Libraries & Localism


School improvement & standards; special educational needs; school place planning and admissions; relations with further and higher education.  Culture (libraries, museums and the arts); Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning.  Cross cutting theme: localism.  Localism; volunteering; relations with the voluntary sector; District Council local strategic partnerships; relations with Town & Parish Councils; Hertfordshire Community Covenant.

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

Terry Hone
(Deputy: 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.  Cross cutting theme: prevention. 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; health & wellbeing (excluding public health); gypsy and traveler sites: relationships with NHS trusts and commissioning groups serving Hertfordshire; leading for the County Council on the Health & Wellbeing Board.

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


Group Leaders Conservatives

Name Role
Robert Gordon Group Leader
David Williams  Deputy Group Leader

Liberal Democrats

Name Role
Stephen Giles-Medhurst Group Leader         
Paul Zukowskyj
Deputy Group Leader


Name Role
Judi Billing  Group Leader
Nigel Bell Deputy Group Leader