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Published: Thursday, 14th May 2020

The Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Cllr Danny Thorpe, confirmed changes to the Council’s Cabinet at last night’s Annual General Meeting.

Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald will take up the post of interim Deputy Leader as well as Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills. Cllrs Sarah Merrill, Matt Morrow, Anthony Okereke and Adel Khaireh join as new Cabinet Members. Cllrs Chris Kirby, Jackie Smith and Miranda Williams remain in the Cabinet in updated roles.

Cllr Danny Thorpe said:

“The coronavirus pandemic has touched every aspect of the Council’s work, and the new Cabinet will help us shape our services as the borough recovers. Businesses will need support to get back on their feet, schools will reopen for children who have been stuck at home for months, our social care services will help vulnerable residents,  and our leisure centres and libraries will reopen. It’s clear that many services will not be the same, and we want residents to tell us how we could do things differently in a post-coronavirus world.

So over the next few weeks we’re going to run some virtual Q&A sessions with our Cabinet Members so that residents can find out more about who they are, and more importantly inform them about their upcoming priorities.”

Q&As with the Leader, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members will be advertised on the Council website, social media channels and Greenwich Info in due course.

The full Cabinet is:

Cllr Sizwe James, Environment, Sustainability and Transport

Cllr Adel Khaireh, Culture and Communities

Cllr Chris Kirby, Finance and Resources

Cllr Sarah Merrill, Planning and Regeneration

Cllr Matt Morrow, Children and Young People

Cllr Anthony Okereke, Housing

Cllr Jackie Smith, Community Safety and Enforcement

Cllr Miranda Williams, Health and Adult’s Social Care

During the meeting on 13 May, the Council thanked all partner organisations, whether they be businesses, community groups, voluntary groups, faith groups, or others, for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.