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Mayor's cabinet

Information about cabinet members and their responsibilities.

Mayor Damien EganThe 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

Chris BestCouncillor 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 

Kevin BonaviaCouncillor 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

Chris Barnham

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

Paul Bell

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

Joani ReidCouncillor 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

Jonathan SlaterCouncillor 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

Amanda de RykJoe DromeyCouncillor 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

Brenda DacresSophie McGeevorCouncillor 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 

Mayor and Cabinet