New Cabinet formally announced at Council’s AGM

Surrey County Council’s new Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Leader of the Council, Cabinet and Select Committee members were elected and confirmed today at the Council’s AGM.

The meeting was held in person but with COVID-19 control measures in place, at the Council’s new HQ at Wodhatch Place, Reigate.

Cllr Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey’s Conservative group, was elected Leader of the Council – continuing in the role he was first elected to in December 2018.

Accepting the role, Cllr Oliver, said: “It’s a great privilege for all of us to be elected to serve our communities, and even more so to be elected as Leader. I will stay true to our guiding principles of equal opportunity, improving life expectancy and ensuring that no one in this county is left behind.”

He announced a new Cabinet as follows:

  • Cabinet Member for Children and Families – Clare Curran
  • Cabinet Member for Education and Learning – Denise Turner-Stewart
  • Cabinet Member for Adults – Sinead Mooney
  • Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Property – Natalie Bramhall
  • Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources – Becky Rush
  • Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure – Matt Furniss
  • Cabinet Member for Environment – Marisa Heath
  • Cabinet Member for Communities – Mark Nuti

Helyn Clack takes over from Tony Samuels as Chairman of the Council, with Saj Hussain being elected to Vice-Chairman.

For a full list of new councillors and Select Committee appointments, see: Surrey County Council – Agenda for Council on Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 10.00 am (


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