TWBC appoints new Cabinet finance chief

Cllr Mark Ellis

TUNBRIDGE Wells Borough Council (TWBC) Leader Ben Chapelard has appointed Councillor Mark Ellis (Lib Dem, left) to the position of Cabinet Member for Finance and Governance with immediate effect. Finance and Governance had been Councillor Chapelard’s responsibility following the resignation of Councillor Christopher Hall in December 2023 following his vote against the Local Plan.

Councillor Ellis, who represents St John’s ward said: “I am honoured to be entrusted with this responsibility and excited to lead the team in ensuring Tunbridge Wells Borough Council continues to manage its finances responsibly and effectively. My priorities will be maintaining fiscal stability, securing funding for essential services and investing in our community’s future.”

Cllr Ellis will be responsible for overseeing the council’s budget, financial planning, investments, and revenue generation. He will work closely with the council’s Chief Executive and other senior officers.

He has served as a member of the Council for over five years and is a member of the Finance and Governance Cabinet Advisory Board.

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