The Executive

The Executive carries out functions that are not the responsibility of any other part of the council.

After the leader and deputy leader have been appointed by council, they appoint members who are allocated certain areas of responsibility, known as a portfolio.

Our executive is made up of seven councillors.

Executive members

Cllr Nigel Ashton – Leader of the Council

Portfolios:

  • budgets
  • Local Enterprise Partnership and North Somerset Partnership
  • strategic leaders’ board
  • forward programme
  • business management
  • Weston urban extension

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees – Deputy Leader of the Council

Portfolios:

  • planning (excluding Weston urban extension)
  • highways
  • transport
  • housing
  • economic development

Cllr Felicity Baker

Portfolios:

  • community
  • tourism and leisure
  • licensing
  • corporate communications
  • electoral services
  • libraries

Cllr Peter Bryant

Portfolios:

  • waste and recycling
  • environmental protection
  • pollution
  • marine environment
  • parks and green spaces
  • building control

Cllr Jan Barber

Portfolio:

  • children and young people’s services

Cllr David Pasley

Portfolios

  • human resources
  • asset management
  • capital programme
  • transformation programme

Cllr Dawn Payne

Portfolio:

  • adult social services

Assistant executive members

Cllr Jill Iles

  • responsible for public health services

Cllr Lisa Pilgrim

  • responsible for looked-after children’s services