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Council Constitution

Part 3b - Cabinet Positions - Portfolio

Executive Leader

Executive Leader - Cllr Kieran Quinn
Councillor Kieran Quinn
Executive Leader

The Executive Leader is the head of the Council's Executive Cabinet.

The Executive Leader retains individual responsibility for the budget, strategic economic development, regeneration and skills. The Executive Leader chairs Executive Cabinet meetings and exercises responsibilities in conjunction with the designated Executive Members. The Executive Leader acts as Chair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund. The Executive Leader is also the Council’s representative at Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) and Combined of Authority.

Terms of Reference

  1. To have strategic oversight of the Council's affairs.
  2. To represent the Council externally and furthering the Council's interests within Greater Manchester, North West Region and nationally.
  3. To be the principal political spokesperson for the Council.
  4. To make recommendations concerning strategic policy areas and issues of concern to the authority as a whole and areas that are not the responsibility of any other designated Executive Member.
  5. To lead, monitor, have oversight and, where necessary, to take decisions about policy/strategy and provision regarding all functions of the Council and the portfolios of Executive Members.
  6. To lead, monitor, have oversight and, where necessary to take decisions about policy/strategy and provision for all portfolios and cabinet functions including:-
    • Oversight of annual budget including overall control of the revenue and capital budgets;
    • Strategic economic development;
    • Investment, enterprise & business support (incl. social enterprise);
    • Employment initiatives;
    • Regeneration / priority areas and economic development zones;
    • Funding bids e.g. SRB, European and lottery;
    • Skills & training (incl. apprenticeships); and
    • Policy development and design
  7. To lead, monitor, have oversight and, where necessary, to take decisions about policy/strategy and provision of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.
  8. To lead, monitor, have oversight and, where necessary take decisions about policy/strategy and provision regarding the Tameside Strategic Partnership.
  9. To lead, monitor, have oversight and, where necessary take decisions about policy/strategy and provision regarding the strategic relationship with the LEP (Local Education Partnership) and the development of additional services.
  10. To lead, monitor, have oversight and where necessary take decisions regarding the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board.
  11. To appoint or nominate the Authorities representatives on outside bodies/organisations.
  12. The portfolio holder will be a member of the following bodies as Executive Leader:
  • Chair of Executive Cabinet;
  • Chair of Greater Manchester Pernsion Fund Management Panel;
  • Chair of Tameside Health and Wellbeing Board;
  • Chair of Strategic Board of Tameside Investment Partnership;
  • Chair of Pension Fund Business Development Working Group;
  • Member of Overview (Audit) Panel;
  • Member of AGMA Executive;
  • Member of Tameside Local Strategic Partnership;
  • Members of Greater Manchester Combined Authority;
  • Members of Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel;
  • Member of North West Regional Assembly;
  • Member of Education Attainment Improvement Board;
  • Member of Business, Trade and Inward Investment Centre of Excellence;
  • Member of Evergreen Ltd Partnership;
  • Member of Local Government Association Assembly;
  • Member of Local Public Service Excellence.