The cabinet has ten members, including Councillor Mason, the leader of the council, and Councillor Costigan, deputy leader. Each member has a specific area of responsibility (also known as a portfolio) and is accountable for the council's everyday decision-making process. The role and responsibility of a cabinet member include:

  • initiating policy
  • making decisions and implementing council policies within their portfolio
  • acting as spokesperson for the council on services and functions within their portfolio
  • being a member of cabinet and sharing the collective responsibility for decisions taken by the cabinet
  • developing partnership working with other organisations in the borough 

Cabinet members and a brief overview of their portfolio areas

  • Leader: Cllr Peter Mason
    Email: Twitter: @_petermason
    Policy and performance, reform and transformation, media and communications, community engagement.
    Duties and responsibilities:
    • Manifesto delivery
    • Policy overview
    • Major projects oversight
    • Performance management
    • Strategy and Change
    • Community engagement strategy
    • Civil protection
    • Elections
    • Local Strategic Partnership
    • Communications, marketing, and public affairs
  • Deputy leader and climate action: Cllr Deirdre Costigan
    Email: Twitter: @deirdrecostigan
    Active travel, climate crisis, highways, recycling and waste reduction, parks and green space, renewable energy.
    Duties and responsibilities:
    • Climate action and sustainability
    • Air quality
    • Strategic transport strategy and policy
    • TfL relations and LIP funding
    • Active Travel (with Healthy Lives portfolio)
    • Recycling, refuse, plastics, waste disposal and reduction
    • Street cleansing
    • Street lighting
    • Environmental enforcement
    • Waterways, canal paths and bridleways
    • Road safety
    • Traffic and congestion
    • Parking, enforcement and CPZs
    • Highways and footways
    • Renewable energy
    • Gunnersbury Park
    • Trees, parks and countryside
  • Inclusive economy - Cllr Steve Donnelly
    Email: Twitter: @SteveDW3
    Finance, procurement, human resources, community wealth building (pension strategy remains the function of the Pensions Panel), social impact.
    Duties and responsibilities:
    • Budget and finance
    • Community wealth building
    • Social value and impact
    • Digital borough
    • Digital council
    • Capital resources
    • Income
    • Investment and external funding
    • Central government grants
    • Risk management
    • Fire health and safety (corporate)
    • Pension strategy performance
    • Equality and diversity (internal)
    • ICT and facilities
    • Strategic procurement
    • Human resources, internal training and skills
    • Employee relations
    • Legal services
    • Democratic services
    • Customer services and complaints
    • Registrars
  • Tackling inequality - Cllr Jasbir Anand
    Email: Twitter: @JasbirAnand2
    Public health, youth offending, eliminating violence against women and girls, youth service, policing, antisocial behaviour.
    Duties and responsibilities:
    • ​​​​​​​Public health – Wider determinants of health & Health Improvement (with Healthy Lives portfolio)
    • Youth service
    • Youth offending
    • Community safety (including ASB, drugs action and crime prevention)
    • Police liaison
    • CCTV
    • Disabilities
    • Eliminating violence against women and girls
    • Equality and diversity (external)
    • Gypsy, Roma and traveller community liaison
    • Cemeteries and crematoria
    • Faith and community groups
    • Community cohesion
  • Safe and genuinely affordable homes - Cllr Bassam Mahfouz
    Email:  Twitter: @BassamMahfouz
    Temporary accommodation, housing demand, homelessness, and housing management.
    ​​​​​​​Duties and responsibilities:
    • ​​​​​​​The Social Housing Regulator referral and recovery plan
    • Housing asset management
    • Estate management
    • Fire health and safety (housing)
    • HRA including business plan
    • Housing allocations
    • Tenancy management including housing hubs
    • Homelessness and temporary accommodation management
    • Housing strategy (with Good growth and new homes)
    • Tenants Union
    • Private housing sector supply and leasing
    • Private rental sector licensing
  • Good growth and new housing - Councillor Shital Manro
    Email: Twitter: @cllrshitalmanro
    Planning, major projects, council property, regeneration strategy, new homes.
    ​​​​​​​Duties and responsibilities:
    • Land charges
    • Council property and assets
    • Local Plan and planning policy
    • Building and development control
    • New housing supply, including HRA and Broadway Living
    • Estate renewal
    • Temporary accommodation (acquisition)
  • Healthy lives - Cllr Josh Blacker
    Email: Twitter: @jkblacker
    Public health, older people, adult social care, mental health, NHS.
    ​​​​​​​Duties and responsibilities:
    • Public health – health protection and premature mortality (with tackling inequality portfolio)
    • Active travel (with climate action portfolio)
    • NHS relations
    • Integrated Care System & Partnership
    • NWL Health Accountability Board
    • Adult social care
    • Assessment and care services for older people and adults with needs arising from disabilities and mental health
    • Accommodation and day activities
    • Promoting independence
    • Safeguarding adults
    • Mental health
    • Supporting people
    • Disability facilities grants, handyperson scheme and other grants
    • Sheltered housing
  • A fairer start - Cllr Kamaljit Kaur Nagpal
    Email: Twitter: @kamnagpal
    Children’s social care, school’s performance, child poverty, SEN.
    ​​​​​​​Duties and responsibilities:
    • Children’s social care
    • Child poverty
    • Fostering and adoption
    • Child protection
    • Children’s homes
    • Home/school transport
    • Looked after children
    • Nursery education and childcare
    • Play service
    • Primary and secondary education
    • School music and library service
    • Special educational needs
    • Ealing Leaning Partnership
  • Decent living incomes - Cllr Louise Brett
    Community wealth building, licensing, economic regeneration, skills, employment welfare reform, business support, further and higher education.
    ​​​​​​​Duties and responsibilities:
    • COVID19 recovery
    • Economic development
    • Community wealth building (with inclusive economy portfolio)
    • Community development
    • Post 16 education
    • Adult education
    • Benefits
    • Apprenticeships
    • Skills
    • Employment
    • Welfare reform
    • Business support
    • Financial inclusion
    • Pre-employment programmes
    • Economic resilience
    • Economic regeneration
    • Job clubs and brokerage
    • Further education and higher education
    • Regulatory services (environmental health, trading standards, licensing and community health and safety)
  • Thriving communities - Cllr Polly Knewstub
    Email:  Twitter: @PKnewstub
    Neighbourhood governance, volunteering, faith and community groups, libraries, sports, leisure and community centres, community cohesion, cemeteries and crematoria.
    Duties and responsibilities:
    • Sports and leisure centres (with healthy lives portfolio)
    • Sports development (with healthy lives portfolio)
    • Halls and community centres
    • Volunteering and community sector (including VCS grants)
    • Libraries
    • Neighbourhood coordination and town forums
    • Public toilets
    • Pitzhanger Manor
    • Culture, heritage and arts
    • Tourism
    • Ealing festivals and events
    • Refugees and asylum seekers