Hackney has a directly elected Mayor. The Mayor selects some of the councillors to be part of his cabinet.
Responsible for the overall corporate strategy, financial management, and delivery of services by the Council. He also takes the lead within cabinet on property services, ICT, crime and community safety, equalities and communications. The Mayor appoints a cabinet to support him in making decisions on how Council services are delivered.
Current cabinet member portfolios are outlined below.
Lead responsibility for all matters relating to housing. Deputises for the Mayor as required.
Neighbourhoods and sustainability
Councillor Feryal Demirci
Lead responsibility for waste management, recycling, environmental enforcement, street scene and highway infrastructure, parking control, transport, markets and environmental sustainability.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble
Lead responsibility for all issues relating to children and young people, including education, children's social services and the youth service.
Lead responsibility for revenues and benefits, audit, procurement, pensions, and customer services.
Health, social care, and culture
Lead responsibility for libraries, parks, and leisure services, adult and community social services, health, and voluntary sector issues.
Councillor Guy Nicholson
Lead responsibility for promoting investment into the Borough and bringing about the sustainable regeneration of Hackney's neighbourhoods and town centres. Responsible for the socio-economic and cultural development of the borough, increasing employment opportunities for residents, maximising the legacy from the 2012 Games, and the forming of planning and land use policies for the borough.