Councillor Rob Wood
Title: Cabinet Member for Children and Families
Party: Liberal Democrat
Political grouping: Liberal Democrat
Ward: St Thomas
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Flat B, Aquitane House
2 Grand Parade
Mobile: 07980 - 681053
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- Cabinet Member for Children and Families (Cabinet Member)
- Employment Committee (Standing Deputy)
- Full Council
- Health and Wellbeing Board
- Licensing Committee (Standing Deputy)
- Planning Committee (Standing Deputy)
Terms of Office
- 06/05/2010 - 22/05/2014
- 22/05/2014 - 03/05/2018
- 03/05/2018 - 05/05/2022
Appointments to outside bodies
I have been a Portsmouth City Councillor since 2010 and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Children and Education since 2011. I was the Cabinet Member for Children and Education between 2011-2014 and Chair of Governance and Audit in 2010. I have a vested interest in improving education outcomes as both grandchildren (and children) attended local authority schools. I have contributed to the LGiU paper on the "Middle-Tier" role in delivering Education and the local authority's role within this and have recently chaired and spoken at several national seminars on the subject of Education.
I am a Trustee and Chair of Wymering Manor Trust and a long-standing committee member of Friends of Old Portsmouth. I am also a local authority Governor at Charter and Ark Dickens.
Prior to becoming a councillor, I spent many years in senior positions within the IT software industry as a Director and Principal Technologist with a "Cloud Computing" company. I currently contract and consult in this area.