City of York Council's Executive is made up of 9 porfolios:

View the Executive Committee details, including membership information, details of meeting and agendas, and contact details.


Councillor Aspden

Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Policy, Strategy and Partnerships

Councillor Keith Aspden, with responsibilities for:

  • Policy, Strategy and Partnerships
  • Communications and Media
  • Legal, Democratic and Civic Support
  • Regional Matters

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Councillor D'Agorne

Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Transport

Councillor Andy D'Agorne, with responsibilities for:

  • Civil Engineering and Highways
  • Cycling Infrastructure
  • Parking Services and Parking Strategy
  • Transport Strategy
  • Travel Planning
  • Highways Strategy
  • Taxi Licensing (in conjunction with Chair of Licensing)
  • Street Lighting
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Local, Regional and National Transport Infrastructure
  • Fleet Management
  • Emergency Planning

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Councillor Nigel Ayre

Executive Member for Finance and Performance

Councillor Nigel Ayre, with responsibilities for:

  • Customer Services
  • Bereavement and Registrar
  • Human Resources and Payroll
  • ICT
  • Information Management
  • Financial Management and Strategy
  • Investment
  • Financial Procedures and Risk Management
  • Performance and Business Assurance
  • Procurement Services and Commissioning
  • Asset Management
  • Operational Accommodation
  • Facilities Management
  • Health and Safety Operational Standards
  • Major Project delivery, including the Community Stadium and the Local Plan

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Councillor Denise Craghill

Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods

Councillor Denise Craghill, with responsibilities for:

  • Housing
  • Tenant Engagement
  • Homelessness
  • Alcohol and Drugs Action
  • Fraud
  • Community Safety, Safer Neighbourhoods and Safer York Partnership
  • Police liaison
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Licensing Policy (in conjunction with Chair of Licensing)
  • Community Cohesion
  • Prevent
  • Financial Inclusion

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Councillor Ian Cuthbertson

Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education

Councillor Ian Cuthbertson, with responsibilities for:

  • Children’s Social Care
  • School Improvement and Organisation
  • Children and Families
  • Early Intervention and Local Area Teams
  • Youth Support Services
  • School Place Planning
  • Children’s Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Children’s Centres and Early Years
  • Youth Offending

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Councillor Carol Runciman

Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Councillor Carol Runciman, with responsibilities for:

  • Health and Social Care Integration
  • Public Health and Health Inequalities
  • Mental Health Services
  • Domestic Violence
  • Services for Carers
  • Adult Social Care and Safeguarding
  • Assessment and Personalisation
  • Residential, Home and Respite Care
  • Older People
  • Learning Disabilities

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Councillor Darryl Smalley

Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities

Councillor Darryl Smalley, with responsibilities for:

  • Community Consultation and Engagement
  • Ward Committees
  • Community Centres
  • Volunteering
  • Equalities
  • Parish Council liaison
  • Leisure and Sport
  • Tourism
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Libraries
  • Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

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Councillor Andrew Waller

Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Councillor Andrew Waller, with responsibilities for:

  • Economic Development and Strategy
  • Regeneration
  • High Streets
  • Business Friendly Council and Business Support
  • Skills Development and Apprenticeships
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Health and Safety Enforcement
  • Public Protection and Trading Standards
  • Planning Policy, Conservation and Urban Design
  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Planning and Development Management
  • Building Control

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Councillor Paula Widdowson

Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change

Councillor Paula Widdowson, with responsibilities for:

  • Environmental Health and Food Hygiene
  • Flood Protection
  • Community Environment Team
  • Waste Management and Recycling
  • Street Environment
  • Environment Strategy
  • Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity
  • Air Quality
  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Parks and Open Spaces

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Council directorates

Our services and functions are grouped within 4 directorates and the Office of the Chief Executive.

See council staff structure charts and more information about the council directorates.

Other members of the council

Get information about your local councillors.

Get information about the committee structure of City of York Council.

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