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 five councillors and the Leader.

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

 
Council portfolioPortfolio holder
Leader of the CouncilCllr Ann-Marie Barker
Deputy Leader of the CouncilCllr Will Forster
Economic development and financeCllr Dale Roberts
HousingCllr Ian Johnson
Planning and regulationCllr Liam Lyons
Living wellCllr Ellen Nicholson
Greener WokingCllr Will Forster

View Executive meetings and agendas

A to Z of council portfolios and portfolio holders

Accessibility and inclusion

  • Portfolio responsibility: Living well
  • Directorate plan: Chief Executive's
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ellen Nicholson

Active travel

  • Portfolio responsibility: Greener Woking
  • Directorate plan: Neighbourhood
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Affordable housing provision

  • Portfolio responsibility: Housing
  • Directorate plan: Housing
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ian Johnson

Asset Management

  • Portfolio responsibility: Economic development and finance
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Dale Roberts

Building control

  • Portfolio responsibility: Planning and regulation
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Liam Lyons

Climate change

  • Portfolio responsibility: Greener Woking
  • Directorate plan: Neighbourhood
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Communications and engagement

  • Portfolio responsibility: Leader
  • Directorate plan: Legal and democratic
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

Community centres

Community meals

Community safety

Corporate employer

  • Portfolio responsibility: Leader
  • Directorate plan: Legal and democratic
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

Corporate financial planning and policy

  • Portfolio responsibility: Economic development and finance
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Dale Roberts

Corporate governance

  • Portfolio responsibility: Leader
  • Directorate plan: Legal and democratic
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

Corporate strategy and policy

  • Portfolio responsibility: Leader
  • Directorate plan: Legal and democratic
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

Corporate transformation

  • Portfolio responsibility: Deputy Leader
  • Directorate plan: Chief Executive's
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Cultural and community development

Customer experience

  • Portfolio responsibility: Deputy Leader
  • Directorate plan: Chief Executive's
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Democratic and civic functions

  • Portfolio responsibility: Leader
  • Directorate plan: Legal and democratic
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

Digital services and ICT

  • Portfolio responsibility: Deputy Leader
  • Directorate plan: Chief Executive's
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Economic development

  • Portfolio responsibility: Economic development and finance
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Dale Roberts

Environment and sustainability

  • Portfolio responsibility: Greener Woking
  • Directorate plan: Neighbourhood
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Environmental control

  • Portfolio responsibility: Planning and regulation
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Liam Lyons

Environmental maintenance

  • Portfolio responsibility: Greener Woking
  • Directorate plan: Neighbourhood
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Extra care

Family support

Flood risk management

  • Portfolio responsibility: Greener Woking
  • Directorate plan: Neighbourhood
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Food, health and safety

  • Portfolio responsibility: Planning and regulation
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Liam Lyons

Green spaces and play

Health and wellbeing

Homelessness

  • Portfolio responsibility: Housing
  • Directorate plan: Housing
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ian Johnson

Housing asset management

  • Portfolio responsibility: Housing
  • Directorate plan: Housing
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ian Johnson

Housing benefit and council tax support

  • Portfolio responsibility: Economic development and finance
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Dale Roberts

Housing needs

  • Portfolio responsibility: Housing
  • Directorate plan: Housing
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ian Johnson

Housing register

  • Portfolio responsibility: Housing
  • Directorate plan: Housing
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ian Johnson

Independent living

Key projects

  • Portfolio responsibility: Deputy Leader
  • Directorate plan: Chief Executive's
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Landlord services

  • Portfolio responsibility: Housing
  • Directorate plan: Housing
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ian Johnson

Leisure

Licensing

  • Portfolio responsibility: Planning and regulation
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Liam Lyons

Local land charges

  • Portfolio responsibility: Planning and regulation
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Liam Lyons

Masterplan

  • Portfolio responsibility: Planning and regulation
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Liam Lyons

Parking services

  • Portfolio responsibility: Economic development and finance
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Dale Roberts

Partnerships

  • Portfolio responsibility: Leader
  • Directorate plan: Legal and democratic
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

Planning implementation

  • Portfolio responsibility: Planning and regulation
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Liam Lyons

Planning policy

  • Portfolio responsibility: Planning and regulation
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Liam Lyons

Private sector housing

  • Portfolio responsibility: Housing
  • Directorate plan: Housing
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ian Johnson

Refugee support

Regeneration and town centre

  • Portfolio responsibility: Economic development and finance
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Dale Roberts

Revenue collection

  • Portfolio responsibility: Economic development and finance
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Dale Roberts

Strategic infrastructure

  • Portfolio responsibility: Leader
  • Directorate plan: Legal and democratic
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

Stronger neighbourhoods

  • Portfolio responsibility: Leader
  • Directorate plan: Legal and democratic
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Ann-Marie Barker

Taxi and private hire

  • Portfolio responsibility: Planning and regulation
  • Directorate plan: Planning
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Liam Lyons

Voluntary sector

  • Portfolio responsibility: Deputy Leader
  • Directorate plan: Chief Executive's
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

Waste and recycling

  • Portfolio responsibility: Greener Woking
  • Directorate plan: Neighbourhood
  • Portfolio holder: Cllr Will Forster

More information

View the Executive's meetings and agendas

View all councillors and committees

View the council's Corporate Leadership Team