Decision details

Chairs Announcements and Urgent Business

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



1.           That the GMCA expressed their condolences following the sad passing of Lord Peter Smith, recognising his significant contribution to the growth of Greater Manchester, especially in relation to brokering conversations with Government regarding Devolution.


2.           That Councillor Martyn Cox be welcomed as the new Leader of Bolton and subsequently Bolton’s representative on the GMCA.


3.           That Harry Catherall be welcomed to the GMCA, as the new Chief Executive for Oldham, and that the work undertaken by the previous Chief Executive, Carolyn Wilkins, for her contributions to GM over her term of office be recognised.


4.           That the recent announcement by Sir Richard Leese advising that he would be standing down as the Leader of Manchester City Council after 25 years be noted, recognising his incredible record of service and ‘leadership from the front’ that had made Manchester the place that it was today.


Publication date: 14/09/2021

Date of decision: 10/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 10/09/2021 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority