Mayor announces Cabinet changes
Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville has announced two new members of his Cabinet and changes to his existing team to replace former councillor Jon Burke and as Deputy Mayor Cllr Rebecca Rennsion begins maternity leave at the end of the month.
Cllr Mete Coban MBE will become the new Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm from 1 March.
Cllr Robert Chapman will become Cabinet Member for Finance during Cllr Rennison’s maternity leave, with Council housebuilding joining Cllr Guy Nicholson’s portfolio, who also becomes Deputy Mayor for the same period.
With immediate effect, Cllr Caroline Woodley will be responsible for parks and green spaces, becoming Cabinet Member for Families, Early Years, Parks and Play.
Cllr Sade Etti will also become Mayoral Adviser for Homelessness, Housing Needs and Rough Sleeping during Cllr Rennison’s leave, with housing strategy becoming part of existing Mayoral Adviser Cllr Sem Moema’s portfolio during this time.
I’m delighted to welcome Mete to the Cabinet. He is a tireless campaigner with a wealth of experience in engaging young people and standing up for Hackney’s diverse communities. I know he will bring fantastic energy and commitment to his new role as we rebuild a greener Hackney after the pandemic.
We wish Rebecca all the best as she goes on maternity leave and look forward to welcoming her back next year. I know that Rob, Guy and Sade will continue her strong work in tackling homelessness, building the Council homes Hackney needs and putting strong financial management at the heart of our work.
Caroline has already been doing a huge amount of work to implement our commitments to be a child-friendly borough, and her expanded role will allow her to continue to further embed inclusion and equality across both informal and formal play for all ages.
As someone who grew up in the borough, I’m really proud to be joining the Cabinet and continuing the Council’s groundbreaking work to rebuild a greener Hackney.
Whether it's tackling the climate emergency, improving the borough's biodiversity, or supporting more people to walk and cycle, I'm looking forward to getting started on this incredibly important work.
In addition to Cllr Rennison’s maternity leave, a vacancy in the Council’s Cabinet was created by the resignation of former councillor Jon Burke on 31 December.
The full changes to the Cabinet, from 1 March, are:
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble
Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for Education, Young People and Children’s Social Care
Cllr Guy Nicholson
Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing Supply, Planning, Culture and Inclusive Economy
Cllr Susan Fajana Thomas
Cabinet Member for Community Safety
Cllr Chris Kennedy
Health, Adult Social Care and Leisure
Cllr Clayeon McKenzie
Cllr Mete Coban
Transport and Public Realm
Cllr Carole Williams
Employment, Skills and Human Resources
Cllr Caroline Woodley
|Families, Early Years, Parks and Play|
Cllr Robert Chapman
Cabinet Member for Finance
Cllr Rebecca Rennison
(maternity leave from 1 March 2020)
Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for Finance, Housing Needs and Supply
Housing Strategy and Supply
Cllr Caroline Selman
(on maternity leave)
Community Safety, Policy, and the Voluntary Sector
Cllr Sem Moema
Private Renting and Housing Affordability
Cllr Yvonne Maxwell
Cllr Sade Etti
Homelessness, Housing Needs and Rough Sleeping
Cllr Anna Lynch
Mental Health champion
Cllr Sade Etti
No place for Hate champion
Cllr Gilbert Smyth
Cllr Peter Snell