How the council works

The council

The council is made up of 90 locally elected councillors who make decisions on how to improve local services on behalf of local people. The way in which councillors make decisions is informed by the ideas of the political parties they represent.

Liverpool has an elected Mayor. To find out more, visit the Mayor's section of this website.

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool is chosen by the council and is the city's first citizen and representative.

The leader of the council is currently elected by the council and leads the cabinet.

Find out more about what the council does.


There are a number of committees and panels which all have different functions:

  • Cabinet.
  • Select Committees.
  • District Committees.
  • Scrutiny Panels.
  • Standards Committees.
  • Regulatory Committees.
  • Other committees.

Find out more about the above committees.


The day-to-day management of the council and its services is carried out the Management Team.

  • Ged Fitzgerald, Chief Executive.
  • Steve Reddy, Director of Children and Young People's Services.
  • Ron Odunaiya, Director of Community Services.
  • Nick Kavanagh, Director Regeneration and Employment.
  • Dyane Aspinall, Interim Director, Adult Services and Health.

  • Becky Hellard, Director Finance and Resources.

As part of our partnership working arrangements, the following are also members of the council's management structure.

Each service area covers individual objectives under the council's key aims.