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Committee details


Purpose of committee

Members of the 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: Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz

Overall management

Resilience and civil emergencies

Communications and consultation


Fairer Together


Finance, Planning and Performance: Councillor Diarmaid Ward

Finance, Property, Revenues and 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

Delivering new genuinely affordable homes

Strategic Planning and Development Control


Inclusive Economy and Jobs: Councillor Santiago Bell-Bradford

Employment and Employment Services

Lifelong Learning and Skills


Economic Regeneration and Inclusive Economy

Small Business support and business relationships

Green jobs

Commercial planning


Homes and Communities: Councillor Una O’Halloran

Housing Management and Maintenance (including Partners for Improvement)

Private Sector Housing

Tenant and Resident engagement and representation

Tenant Management Organisations


Community Development and Resilience

Voluntary and Community Sector

Ward Partnerships and Local Initiative Funding

Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness


Community Safety: Councillor John Woolf


Community Safety and Policing

Hate crime

Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse, and supporting survivors
Champion for Victims (of crime)

Public Protection



Environment, Air Quality and Transport: Councillor Rowena Champion

Energy, Fuel Poverty and Climate Change

Refuse, Waste Reduction and Recycling

Street Scene, Roads and Highways


Traffic and Parking

Major Transport Infrastructure, Road Safety and Transportation

Improving Air Quality

People Friendly Streets and promoting walking and cycling

Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries


Children, Young People and Families: Councillor Michelline Safi Ngongo

Early Years and Children’s Centres


Play and Youth Services

Children’s Social Services and Child Protection

Tackling child poverty

Youth Offending Service and Youth Crime


Health and Social Care: Councillor Nurullah Turan

Coronavirus recovery

Adult Social Services

Public Health

Integration of Health and Social Care

Sport and Leisure

Tackling food poverty


Equalities, Culture and Inclusion: Councillor Roulin Khondoker

Equalities and community cohesion

Support for migrants and refugees

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Support Services

Arts, Culture and Heritage


Member development




If you have any questions, please contact:

Jonathan Moore
Committee Services Manager
Islington Council
Room 107, Town Hall
Upper Street
N1 2UD
Telephone: 020 7527 3308