Our Governance

We are a politically-led cross-party organisation representing local government in the East of England

How We’re Governed

The organisation is governed by the Leader or elected Mayor of each of the 50 councils in the region and the full Assembly of Council Leaders meets twice a year. This is a forum for discussion on common issues but importantly provides a platform for all leaders to meet and debate key issues.

The Management Committee

Day to day management, including oversight of the Action Plan and Annual Budget, is provided by a Management Committee of five Leaders which meets on at least a quarterly basis. The Committee is supported by a series of Panels who have responsibility for delivering the Action Plan, linked to specific themes.

Read our Business Plan for 2019 - 2024 here (EELGA are currently in the process of updating the Business Plan post-Covid).

Read our Constitution here.

Read our Annual Report 2020/21 here.

  • LH

    Linda Haysey

    Chairman of the East of England LGA
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  • MH

    Matthew Hicks

    Vice-Chairman of the East of England LGA
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  • AW

    Alan Waters

    Labour Group Leader
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  • SR

    Stephen Robinson

    Liberal Democrat Group Leader
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  • JL

    John Lodge

    Independent Representative 
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  • KB

    Kevin Bentley

    Conservative Member of Management Committee
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  • SB

    Sarah Butikofer

    Chairman of Improving Outcomes for People and Communities Panel
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  • BR

    Bryony Rudkin

    Chairman of Local Government Employers Panel
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  • OM

    Owen Mapley

    Lead Chief Executive for EELGA
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