Please find below a brief description and photo of our Cabinet members. If you wish to see more information or view meetings and agendas, please view our Cabinet Committee page.
Our Cabinet members for 2017
Councillor Peter Topping is the Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council. He is also Chairman of the Cabinet. Cabinet consists of nine Portfolio Holders. Portfolio Holders are the members of Cabinet and this includes the Leader.
Each Portfolio Holder has a specific role in Cabinet, detailed below. As a whole Cabinet are responsible for:
- Proposing new policy and the budget
- Promoting the Council's interest in partnership
- Implementing, with the Council officers, decisions of the full Council
Cllr Peter Topping
Councillor Peter Topping is leader of the Council and the Council’s representative on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. He chairs the Executive, also knows as Cabinet. You can read more about Peter and his experiences by reading his online blog. You can connect with Peter via Twitter.
Cllr Nick Wright
Councillor Nick Wright has been appointed as our deputy leader and is portfolio holder for Business and Customer Services. He is also responsible for Economic Development. You can connect with Nick via email.
Cllr Francis Burkitt
Councillor Francis Burkitt is our portfolio holder for the Greater Cambridge Partnership. Francis is responsible economic development and the Greater Cambridge Partnership. You can connect with Francis via email.
Cllr Simon Edwards
Cllr Sue Ellington
Councillor Sue Ellington is our Health and Wellbeing portfolio holder and also responsible for Public Health. Sue is involved in many groups including ageing well group, South Cambs local health partnership and Cambridge women and homelessness group. You can connect with Sue via email.
Cllr Lynda Harford
Councillor Lynda Harford is our Housing portfolio holder. Lynda is responsible for Housing Strategy, Housing Advice and Options, Home Improvement Grants and Housing Landlord Services. You can connect with Lynda via Twitter.
Cllr Mark Howell
Cllr Robert Turner
Cllr Tim Wotherspoon
Councillor Tim Wotherspoon is our Strategic Planning & Infrastructure portfolio holder. Tim is responsible for connected communities, development of new and existing communities, tackling climate change, transport initiatives and Youth Council. You can connect with Tim via email.