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Changes Announced to Rutland County Council Cabinet

Date Published: 20 November 2017
Rutland County Council

Rutland County Council has announced a number of changes to its Cabinet.

The changes come following the decision by Councillor Richard Clifton to step down as the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, last month.

Councillor Alan Walters, who is already a Cabinet Member, has moved posts to replace Cllr Clifton and becomes the new Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health. 

Councillor Gordon Brown, who was elected as a Ward Member for Ketton in July, takes up the post vacated by Councillor Walters, becoming the newly appointed Portfolio Holder for Sport & Recreation, Culture and the Environment. 

Councillor Gordon Brown

“I am extremely proud to have been appointed as a Member of Cabinet, particularly given the importance of the three areas for which I am now responsible. Promoting Rutland’s unique culture and heritage, caring for its environment and ensuring that people are able to lead active lives are fundamental issues for many of our residents. I am very much looking forward to utilising all of my knowledge and experience, working together with officers, to bring about positive change for the county.”
Councillor Gordon Brown, Portfolio Holder for Sport & Recreation, Culture and the Environment

Prior to being elected as a Rutland County Councillor, Cllr Brown was the Managing Director of Wilko, the High Street retailer, for 17 years, playing an instrumental part in the company’s growth as a major national retailer. Following his retirement from that role in 2007, he was appointed to the Chairman at 99p Stores, Multiyork Furniture and the trading board of the British Retail Consortium. 

In addition to his business background, Cllr Brown has extensive experience in the public sector and local government, including roles as Vice Chair of the Nottinghamshire Association of Local Councils and Chair of the National Association of Local Councils’ Finance Committee from 2010 to 2014.

“Cllr Brown has a wealth of invaluable experience thanks to many years in the commercial sector and through his involvement in countless community initiatives. We are fortunate to be able to call on him as a Member of Cabinet and I have no doubt he will be successful in his new role.” 
Councillor Tony Mathias, Leader of Rutland County Council  

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