The Greater Cambridge Partnership operates as a Joint Committee, under powers delegated by its three local authority partners.
It is led by a decision-making Executive Board which coordinates the overall strategic vision and drives forward the partnership’s programme of work. It is run in accordance with a clear governance structure, agreed by all partners.
The Executive Board is made up of one representative from each of the City Deal partners. While the law governing Joint Committees only allows the three local authority representatives voting rights, they consider the advice of the other representatives, to make sure decisions also represent the business and academic sectors.
The Board is advised and informed by a Joint Assembly. The Joint Assembly provides advice to the Executive Board, drawing on the broad expertise of its 15 members. The Assembly’s membership is made up of three elected councillors from each of the three councils in the Greater Cambridge area, and reflects the political composition of their council. The other City Deal partners each nominate three representatives, as stakeholders from a range of organisations within the fields of business and academia.