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Information about Executive

Members of Islington Council's Executive provide political leadership and strategic direction for the council, both within individual portfolio responsibilities and as part of the corporate responsibilities of the Executive. They bring a cross-service perspective to the council, encouraging integrated working across service areas focused on the council's political and administrative priorities.


The Executive take an active approach to ensuring that decisions made by the council are informed both politically and administratively and the council's executive decisions are made collectively at Executive meetings.

The Executive are each democratically accountable to the public and are the public face of the council.

The Executive meets at least ten times per year and the meetings are open to the public and press except where confidential matters are being discussed.

The Executive Member responsibility for services is as follows:

Leader of the Council – Councillor Richard Watts

Overall management, resilience and civil emergencies

Communications and consultation

Implementation of the Employment Commission




Health & Social Care – Councillor Janet Burgess

Adult Social Services and Public Health

Sport and Leisure

Children, Young People & Families – Councillor Joe Caluori

Early Years and Children’s Centres


Play and Youth Services

Children’s Social Services & Child Protection

Tackling child poverty

YOS & Youth Crime


Community Development – Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz

Community Development and Resilience

The Voluntary Sector

Ward Partnerships and Local Initiative Funding

Arts and Culture

Equalities and community cohesion


Finance, Performance & Community Safety – Councillor Andy Hull

Community safety and policing (including hate crime)

Public Protection

Finance, Property, Revenues & Benefits and Pensions

Performance, Contract Management and Risk management

Contact Islington and Complaints

ICT, Procurement, Legal and Human Resources

Democratic Services, Registrars and Electoral Registration
Council transformation

Economic Development – Councillor Asima Shaikh

Employment & employment services

Lifelong Learning and Skills & Libraries


Economic regeneration

Business relationships


Housing & Development – Councillor Diarmaid Ward

Tenant and Resident engagement and representation

Tenant Management Organisations

Housing Management, including Partners for Improvement

Private Sector Housing

Housing Strategy and Supply

Strategic Planning and Development Control

Environment & Transport – Councillor Claudia Webbe

Energy, Fuel Poverty and Climate Change
Refuse, Waste Reduction and Recycling
Street Scene, Roads and Highways
Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries
Traffic and Parking
Major Transport Infrastructure, Road Safety and Transportation

If you have any questions please contact:

Philippa Green
Democratic Services Manager
Islington Council
Room 107, Town Hall
Upper Street
N1 2UD
Telephone: 020 7527 3184