Leader of the Council and Cabinet

Norfolk County Council has an executive leader and cabinet decision-making system.

The Leader of the Council is Cllr Andrew Proctor (Conservative). He was appointed by full council after the election in May 2021. The Deputy Leader is Cllr Graham Plant (Conservative).

Cabinet is responsible for making decisions about most council services. Cabinet is made up of ten councillors, each with responsibility for a portfolio of services. Decisions can be taken by individual Cabinet Members or collectively by the full Cabinet. Cabinet Meetings are chaired by the Leader of the Council who is also responsible for selecting the Cabinet Members. There are two Deputy Cabinet Members.

Committee details, including meeting dates, members, agendas and minutes

Cabinet Members and responsibilities


The Cabinet Member is Cllr Bill Borrett.

The Deputy Cabinet Member is Cllr Shelagh Gurney.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Integrated Care Partnership for Norfolk and Waveney
  • Public Health
  • Road safety
  • Adult social care, including:
    • Commissioning residential care
    • Health and social care integration
    • Mental health
    • Safeguarding for vulnerable and elderly adults
    • Learning disabilities
    • Support for carers

The Cabinet Member is Cllr John Fisher.

Deputy Cabinet Member Cllr Daniel Elmer.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Capital programme delivery
  • Children with disabilities
  • Looked After Children and Young People
  • Prevent agenda
  • Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) including transport
  • School improvement
  • School admissions
  • Youth offending

The Cabinet Member is Cllr Greg Peck.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Capital development programme (excluding highways and schools)
  • County farms estate
  • Gypsy and Roma travellers service – site management
  • Hethel Innovation Limited
  • NORSE
  • Property and asset management
  • Repton Limited – the Council’s development company
  • Scottow Enterprise Park

The Cabinet Member is Cllr Margaret Dewsbury.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Active Norfolk
  • Adult Learning
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • Arts and culture
  • Community Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Community resilience
  • Community safety
  • Customer Services
  • Library and Information Service
  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
  • Norfolk Museums Service
  • Trading Standards
  • Towns and Parishes
  • Voluntary and community sector

The Cabinet Member is Cllr Eric Vardy.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Archaeology, heritage and landscape
  • Coast and countryside access
  • Environmental policy
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Ecology and arboriculture
  • Flood and water management
  • Minerals and waste planning
  • Net Zero
  • Waste management and recycling, including recycling centres

The Cabinet Member is Cllr Andrew Jamieson.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Budget planning
  • Finance monitoring
  • Internal control/audit
  • Medium term financial strategy
  • Procurement and contract management

The Cabinet Member is Cllr Andrew Proctor, Leader of the Council.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Overall vision and strategic direction
  • Business continuity
  • Communications
  • Corporate health and safety and employee wellbeing
  • Governance – democratic services and nplaw
  • HR and organisational development
  • Information governance
  • Intelligence and analytics
  • MP, district and borough partnerships
  • National, regional and strategic partnerships

The Cabinet Member is Cllr Graham Plant, Deputy Leader of the Council.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Business relationships (eg LEP)
  • International projects
  • Inward investment
  • Oversight of Norfolk Infrastructure and Norfolk Development Company
  • Promoting economic growth and enterprise
  • Promoting the rural economy
  • Removing barriers to growth
  • Skills and apprenticeships
  • Strategic growth
  • Tourism support
  • Unemployment issues

The Cabinet Member is Cllr Martin Wilby.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Development strategy and management.
  • Highways and operational delivery including procurement
  • Highways and transport infrastructure delivery
  • Highways maintenance and improvements – including potholes
  • Highways network, including roads, street lights, bridges etc
  • Parking
  • Passenger transport
  • Transport strategy
  • Winter maintenance (gritting)

The Cabinet Member is Cllr Tom FitzPatrick.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Better Broadband for Norfolk
  • Customer systems and experience
  • Digital, business and insights programme
  • Digital experience (website)
  • Digital Norfolk 5G rollout
  • Innovation
  • Performance reporting

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Download Cabinet notices and decisions

Cabinet key decisions mostly relate to expenditure, savings, or other decisions which might have a significant impact on communities. The Council is required to publish details of any key decisions to be considered by the Cabinet 28 days before the meeting. This list is known as the Cabinet forward plan.