Mayor Fiaz announces ‘Get Stuff Done’ Cabinet to Build a Fairer Newham

Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz OBE has announced her Cabinet and Deputy Cabinet member arrangements for the first municipal year of her second term (2022/2033) following her re-election as the Mayor of Newham at last week’s local elections.

The executive arrangements announced by Mayor Fiaz today (Thursday 12th May) signals the largest number of women appointed at any point in Newham Council’s history, reflecting her commitment to promoting gender equality and encouraging women to participate in front line politics.

Mayor Fiaz said, “Since my election last week I have been hitting the ground running to make sure the Council gets stuff done for the people of the borough and is ready to deliver on my important agenda to build a fairer Newham in the face of the cost of living crisis facing so many of our residents.

I’ll be working day-in-day-out with all Cabinet members and their deputies to show residents that we are on their side and will deliver on the manifesto promises I made. We will take action on the issues that matter most to them including reducing fly-tipping by 50 percent over the next 4-years, keeping our neighbourhoods clean, holding our police to account and putting more Community Enforcement Officers on our streets. We will also take action on rogue landlords to safeguard those living in the private rented sector and deliver another 1,500 more homes that our people can afford.

Mayor Fiaz’s Executive arrangements for the 2022 – 23 municipal year are as follows:

Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, Inclusive Economy, Housing Delivery and Climate Emergency, Council Performance and Transformation

Cllr James Asser, Statutory Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for Environment and Sustainable Transport

Cllr Charlene Mclean, Cabinet member for Resident Engagement and Resident Experience

Cllr Zulfiqar Ali, Cabinet member for Finance and Resources

Cllr Neil Wilson, Cabinet member for Health and Adult Social Care

Cllr Sarah Ruiz, Cabinet member for Children’s Services

Cllr Carleene Lee-Phakoe, Cabinet member for Crime and Community Safety

Cllr Shaban Mohammed, Cabinet member for Housing Services

Cllr Joshua Garfield, Cabinet member for Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning

Mayor Fiaz will be announcing her Commissioner appointments next week.