City Mayor appoints new executive team member

Published on 12 June 2015

STONEYGATE ward councillor Kirk Master is to join the City Mayor’s executive team at Leicester City Council.

He will take the lead on a revamped neighbourhood services’ portfolio, following the departure of Cllr Lynn Senior earlier this week.

Elected to the council in May this year,  Cllr Master has been an active campaigner for communities for many years. He is currently chair of Leicester Nirvana, and champions equality and diversity on a number of fronts, locally and nationally. He has also held central government and local authority roles.

Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “Although new to the council, Kirk has an impressive track record of working in the community and will bring a fresh approach to my team.

“I have taken the opportunity to realign some services with other portfolios, which means he will be able to concentrate on the core neighbourhood service areas that are so important to city residents.”

Cllr Master will lead on community safety, city wardens, community services, libraries and environmental services.

“I am very pleased to be joining the City Mayor’s team” he said.  I hope I will be able to make good use of my previous experience in this new role, and look forward to working with Peter Soulsby and the other asst  city mayors.”

Regulatory services, which includes licensing and trading standards, will move to Cllr Sue Waddington’s jobs and skills portfolios, and responsibility for waste and recycling will move to Cllr Adam Clarke as part of his energy and sustainability remit.