Published: Thursday, 12th July 2018
Cllr Shaun Vincent has been elected as Leader of Broadland District Council this evening.
He replaces Cllr Andrew Proctor who stepped down following his election as Leader of Norfolk County Council. Cllr Vincent has been a member of the cabinet as portfolio holder for Planning since 2012, and a district councillor since 2007.
He said he was proud to take on the leadership and wished Cllr Proctor well in his new role.
“Broadland’s loss is Norfolk County Council’s gain,” he said. “He has led from the front, along with his deputy, officers, fellow Cabinet members and councillors to make Broadland District Council an exemplar authority and I am committed to continuing this important work.
“I want to reassure members and officers that I will ensure we continue to be a caring, listening and progressive council. There are big decisions ahead for us all but I can assure you I will be strong and assertive to lead us as a council in the direction we choose to travel.”
Cllr Vincent will continue to run his own business and serve as a parish councillor. He has gained wide experience in finance and project management over the years, including with International SOS where he helped to ensure healthcare was delivered around the world.
He named his cabinet of portfolio holders as: Finance (and Deputy Leader) – Cllr Trudy Mancini-Boyle; Communities and Housing - Cllr Roger Foulger; Economic Development – Cllr Jo Copplestone; Environmental Excellence – Cllr John Fisher; Planning - Cllr Ian Moncur; Transformation - Cllr Greg Peck.