Cabinet Member

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Lead for Statutory Responsibilities


link to details of Mr David Hodge

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Lead for Statutory Responsibilities

Mr David Hodge


Deliver corporate policy, financial and strategic leadership


Cabinet Member Decisons - Meeting dates, agendas and decisions

Portfolio responsibilities:


·                To have principal accountability for the overall political and policy direction of the County Council


·                To have principal accountability for the revenue and capital funding of the Council- including the setting of annual Council Tax levy


·                Chair meetings of the Cabinet and oversee the preparation of business for its consideration


·                Lead the Council’s Innovation  & Delivery agenda


·                To be the principal spokesperson in discussions with Government Departments, Local Government Organisations, Regional bodies, CCN, District and Boroughs, Surrey Police, NHS, South East 7, Surrey Leaders Group and Surrey MPs


·                Support Cabinet Members  and Cabinet Associates in their specific roles to improve the outcomes for all residents, business, voluntary and educational sectors in Surrey


·                Oversee the communication strategy of SCC


·                To have oversight of all major contracts and authorisation on behalf of SCC


·                The principal authority to employ any person to a post evaluated with a pay band in excess of £100,000 and consultants on contracts over £50,000


·                To be the final arbitrator for expenditure against the agreed Community Improvement Fund criteria


·                Determine the membership of any SCC Trading Company or joint venture company


·                Attend Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Audit & Governance Committee at the request of the relevant Chairman


·                Lead the ‘One Team’ concept


·                To have responsibility for ensuring that the equality implications of changes to services covered by the portfolio are fully considered during decision-making


·                Act as lead Cabinet Member for the Statutory Responsibilities network