Mayor's cabinet

Mayor's cabinet

The mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, chooses councillors to form his cabinet. The cabinet helps the mayor make key decisions. On this page you can see a list of current cabinet members' responsibilities.

Cabinet members

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham

  • Planning
  • Emergencies
  • Communications

Councillor Chris Best, Deputy Mayor of Lewisham and Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

  • Adult social care, including care home and at-home provision and quality assurance
  • Health and social care integration
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Joint commissioning
  • Mental health
  • Public health
  • Supporting people
  • Older people, including representation, active citizenship, combating isolation, housing, technology, aids and adaptions 

Councillor Kevin Bonavia, Cabinet Member for Democracy, Refugees and Accountability

  • Local democracy review
  • Governance
  • Legal services
  • Policy development
  • Manifesto implementation
  • Customer services and complaints
  • Democratic and electoral services
  • Young mayor’s programme
  • Refugee resettlement and migrant support
  • IT
  • Armed forces covenant

Councillor Chris Barnham, Cabinet Member for School Performance and Children's Services

  • Primary and secondary school performance
  • Special educational needs
  • Early years
  • Children’s services, including children’s social care and child protection
  • Youth services

Councillor Paul Bell, Cabinet Member for Housing

  • Social housing building programme
  • Housing need, including lettings and allocations policy
  • Homelessness and temporary accommodation
  • Landlord licensing
  • Private rented sector regulation
  • Gypsies and Travellers

Councillor Joani Reid, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities

  • Youth violence
  • Youth justice
  • Partnership with police
  • CCTV
  • Regulatory services
  • Environmental health
  • Trading standards
  • Noise enforcement
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Violence against women and girls

Councillor Jonathan Slater, Cabinet Member for the Community Sector

  • Libraries
  • Local assemblies
  • Community centres
  • Volunteering
  • Equalities
  • Child poverty
  • Grants
  • Community energy
  • Events
  • People’s Day
  • Trade unions

Councillor Amanda de Ryk and Councillor Joe Dromey, Cabinet Member for Finance, Skills and Jobs (job share)

  • Council budget
  • Human resources
  • Internal audit
  • Efficiency
  • Revenue collection and benefits
  • Pensions
  • Council contracting
  • Income generation
  • Performance management
  • Local economic development and inclusive growth
  • Youth employment
  • Apprentice programme
  • Social enterprise
  • Business support
  • Adult education, higher education and further education
  • Welfare reform
  • Ethical procurement and modern slavery

Councillor Brenda Dacres and Councillor Sophie McGeevor, Cabinet Member for Parks, Neighbourhoods and Transport (job share)

  • Arts, sports and leisure
  • Culture
  • Night-time economy
  • Town centres and high streets
  • Highways
  • Transport
  • Parking enforcement
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Waste and street cleaning
  • Recycling
  • Air quality
  • Street scene
  • Parking strategy 


Executive Office (Cabinet)

020 8314 6833