The council's political leadership group

Leader of the Council

The current Leader of Woking Borough Council is Cllr Ann-Marie Barker.

The Executive

In May of each year, the Leader of the Council appoints councillors to the Executive. The council's Executive currently consists of six councillors and the Leader.

The Executive hold portfolios for areas of council business for which they are responsible.

Council portfolioPortfolio holderShadow portfolio holder
Leader of the CouncilCllr Ann-Marie BarkerCllr Kevin Davis
Deputy Leader of the CouncilCllr Will ForsterCllr Steve Dorsett
Economic development and financeCllr Dale RobertsCllr Kevin Davis
HousingCllr Ian JohnsonCllr Steve Dorsett
Planning and regulationCllr Liam LyonsCllr Gary Elson
Living wellCllr Ellen NicholsonCllr Melanie Whitehand
Greener WokingCllr Peter GravesCllr Josh Brown

View Executive meetings and agendas

A to Z of council portfolios and portfolio holders

Accessibility and inclusion

Active travel

Affordable housing provision

Asset Management

Building control

Climate change

Communications and engagement

Community centres

Community meals

Community safety

Corporate employer

Corporate financial planning and policy

Corporate governance

Corporate strategy and policy

Corporate transformation

Cultural and community development

Customer experience

Democratic and civic functions

Digital services and ICT

Economic development

Environment and sustainability

Environmental control

Environmental maintenance

Extra care

Family support

Flood risk management

Food, health and safety

Green spaces and play

Health and wellbeing


Housing asset management

Housing benefit and council tax support

Housing needs

Housing register

Independent living

Key projects

Landlord services



Local land charges


Parking services


Planning implementation

Planning policy

Private sector housing

Refugee support

Regeneration and town centre

Revenue collection

Strategic infrastructure

Stronger neighbourhoods

Taxi and private hire

Voluntary sector

Waste and recycling

More information

View the Executive's meetings and agendas

View all councillors and committees

View the council's Corporate Leadership Team