Portfolios & Mayoral Advisors

Portfolio leads have been appointed to drive forward the priorities for the Liverpool City Region. They are:-



Business and Brexit

Asif Hamid *

Economic Development and Culture

Cllr Phil Davies

Energy and Renewables

Cllr Rob Polhill

Housing and Public Service Reform

Mayor Joe Anderson OBE            

Health, Adult and Children’s Services

Cllr Andy Moorhead

Skills and Apprenticeships

Cllr Ian Maher

Spatial Planning, Environment and Air Quality

Cllr Barrie Grunewald

Policy, Finance and Resources, Digital and Innovation              

Mayor Steve Rotheram


Cllr Liam Robinson *

Criminal Justice

Jane Kennedy *

*Indicates non-voting co-opted member

To support the work of the Metro Mayor and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, a number of Mayoral Advisors have been appointed. They will work closely with the Portfolio leads to provide advice and expertise in their specialist areas. The Mayoral Advisors are:-

  • Higher Education – Janet Beer
  • Voluntary and Community Sector – Rev Canon Dr Ellen Loudon
  • Natural Environment – Gideon Ben-Tovim OBE
  • Social Housing Growth – Barbara Spicer
  • Homelessness – Kate Farrell
  • Mental Health – Luciana Berger MP
  • Visitor Economy – Sara Wilde-McKeown
  • Equalities - Lynn Collins