Cabinet

Find out who the leader of the council is, who sits on the cabinet, when it meets and find webcasts/audio of meetings.

You can browse past and future cabinet agendas, reports and minutes.

The Cabinet is:

  • made up of the Leader of the Council and 8 Cabinet members
  • responsible for key decisions within the policy framework set by the full County Council

Information about the key decisions the Cabinet will be considering in the next four months is published in the Key Decision Forward Plan.

Suffolk County Council has developed role profiles which give an indication of the skills a councillor may need and the responsibilities they may have during their term of office.

Councillor Matthew Hicks

Leader of the Council

Includes: Strategic Direction and Partnerships, Corporate Policy, Communications, Customer Rights and Complaints, Digital, Broadband and Major Infrastructure.

About Matthew Hicks

Contact details:

Matthew Hicks

Councillor Mary Evans 

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education and Skills

Includes: Children's Services including Child Exploitation.

 About Mary Evans

Contact details:

Mary Evans Informal HR WS Resized

Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger

Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Includes: Adult Social Care, Care Providers, Health and Social Care integration, Strategic Planning for our Ageing Population and Supporting Lives Connecting Communities.

About Beccy Hopfensperger

Contact details:

Beccy Hopfensperger

Councillor Nick Gowrley

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Housing and Enterprise

Includes: Development and delivery of the Council's Housing Strategy, Economic Development, Business Engagement and Enterprise, Property Portfolio and Assets and County Farms Estates.

About Nick Gowrley

Contact details:

Nick Gowrley informal WS

Councillor Gordon Jones

Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Includes: Cabinet Planning, Finance, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Policy and Central Services, Procurement, Transformation, Human Resources, and Governance, Legal and Assurance.

About Gordon Jones

Contact details:

Gordon Jones Informal 2 HR WS Resized

Councillor James Reeder

Cabinet Member for Public Health and Prevention

Includes: Coroners, Registrars, Mental Health, Physical Activity and Sport, Health and Wellbeing and the prevention of ill health.

About James Reeder

Contact details:

James Reeder Informal HR WS Resized

Councillor Andrew Reid

Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs.

Includes: Highways, Public Transport (Demand Responsive Transport) and Transport East.

About Andrew Reid

Contact details:

 Andrew Reid

Councillor Richard Rout

Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection 

Includes: Environment, Flooding, Health and Safety, Joint Emergency Planning Unit, Planning including working with District and Borough Councils on Planning Matters, Suffolk Fire and Rescue and Trading Standards, Sizewell C.

About Richard Rout

Contact details:

 Richard Rout informal WS

Councillor Paul West

Cabinet Member for Ipswich, Communities and Waste

Includes: Equalities, Community Safety, Gypsies and Travellers, Heritage, Ipswich, Voluntary and Community Sector and Waste.

About Paul West

Contact details:

 Paul West

You are welcome to attend meetings of the Cabinet.

The papers and agendas for the meetings are available on our website five days before the meeting.

Date

Venue

Time

Tuesday 14 January 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 28 January 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 25 February 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 24 March 2020 (Cancelled)    
Tuesday 21 April 2020 (Cancelled)    
Tuesday 19 May 2020 (Cancelled)    
Tuesday 16 June 2020 Remote Meeting 2.30pm
Tuesday 14 July 2020 Remote Meeting 2.30pm
Tuesday 25 August 2020 Remote Meeting 2.30pm
Tuesday 15 September 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2.30pm
Tuesday 22 September 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2.30pm
Tuesday 13 October 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 10 November 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 8 December 2020 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 26 January 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 23 February 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 23 March 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 15 June 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 13 July 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 14 September 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 12 October 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 9 November 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 7 December 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 1 February 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 29 February 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 26 April 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 24 May 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm

Dates after May 2021 will be subject to reconsideration by Council on 27 May 2021.

If you would like to contact us, please email committee.services@suffolk.gov.uk or call 01473 265119, Monday to Friday; 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.

You can browse past and future cabinet agendas, reports and minutes.

Cabinet Meetings from the 21 May 2019 are webcast when they take place in Endeavour House. We live webcast to YouTube. You can find links to the webcasts below.

Cabinet meetings were audio recorded up 24 April 2019, and published to YouTube. Links to the audio recordings are available in the below table.

The links below will take you to the webcast/audio recording for the meeting as dated.

Links to webcast/ audio recording

11 November 2014 Due to a technical fault this Cabinet meeting was not recorded.