Two Councillors appointed to deputy lead member roles

Published: Friday, 31st August 2018

Two Royal Borough councillors have been appointed to deputy lead member roles as part of a move to further align the council’s structure to its operating model.

Cllr Michael Airey has been selected as deputy lead member - Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead performance management and Cllr Derek Wilson as deputy lead member – Maidenhead waterways champion.

In his role as deputy lead member for performance management, Cllr Airey will be reponsible for overseeing and reviewing the council’s performance against its strategic and statutory targets, as well as the the council’s annual report. This role will ensure that councillors maintain oversight of the council’s performance.

Cllr Derek Wilson will take on a new deputy lead member role, as Maidenhead waterways champion, which is part of the council’s commitment to continuing its work to make further improvements to the waterways within Maidenhead, a project which the council has been supporting for many years. This role will oversee and support the next stages of the project, as the full regeneration of Maidenhead gathers pace.

Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the coucil said: “These two new deputy lead member roles put two vital areas of our work at the forefront of our strategic thinking, both of which are very close to the hearts of local residents, and allow us to provide the leadership and support we need to continue the good work and progress made so far.”

Cllr Mike Airey said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to this vital role and look forward to working with the team to make further progress and improvements against our strategic and statutory targets.”

Cllr Derek Wilson said: “My appointment to this role is a further commitment of support to the Maidenhead waterways project as the project enters its next stages. The waterways provide an excellent community meeting point and it is only right that we continue to provide support to this exciting project.”

Both councillors take up the roles with immediate effect.

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