Commissioners declarations of interest

In line with the Localism Act 2011, each Commissioner is legally bound to declare any interests which may affect their role. The questions they are asked, and a summary of each of their recorded declarations, are set out below. For further details please contact commissioners@liverpool.gov.uk 

The questions each Commissioner must answer

1. Employment, business and professional activities

Are you employed within another organisation paid or unpaid outside your responsibilities and role relating to Liverpool City Council? Please also confirm employment details of your spouse/partner or other relevant person.

2. Interest in companies - holdings of stocks, shares, securities, directorships or financial interests

Do you or your partner or a close relative have any form of involvement with companies or a company you, your spouse/partner or close relative own, which have or intends to have dealings with the city council and/or the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, or any other involvement which could be perceived as a conflict of interest? Do you, your spouse/partner or a close relative hold any stocks, shares or securities of any form which has or intends to have dealings with the city council?

3. Schools, further and higher educational establishments

Are you, your spouse/partner or a close relative are a Governor, Fellow or hold any position of control or management of an educational establishment? 

4. Grant aid and funding

Do you, your spouse/partner or a close relative have any form of involvement with organisation(s) receiving grant aid funding or financial support from the city council?

5. Professional bodies and/or trade unions memberships

Are you, your spouse/partner or a close relative a member, affiliate or fellow of any professional bodies, associations or trade unions? 

6. Voluntary, community and charitable organisations

Do you, your spouse/partner or a close relative hold membership of any society, charity or voluntary organisation which has or intends to have dealings with the City Council and / or the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority or active in the local area? 

7. Interest in land property within Liverpool

Do you, your spouse/partner or close relative hold any form of interest in land or property within the area overseen by Liverpool City Council?

Declarations made by each Commissioner in 2021

Mike Cunningham

Declared interests: Director MBC Advisory Services, Honorary Associate Professor at Liverpool John Moore University.
No potential conflicts of interests
Date of declaration: 13th July 2021
Date of review: 13th July 2022

Neil Gibson

No declared interests.
No potential conflicts of interests
Date of declaration: 14th July 2021
Date of review: 14th July 2022

Joanna Killian

Declared interests: Employed by Surrey County Council, Member of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, Honorary Member CIPFA, and Vice Chair of the Association of Council Chief Executives. Ms Killen's partner is Executive Director of National Audit Office.
No potential conflicts of interests
Date of declaration: 7th July 2021
Date of review: 7th July 2022

Deborah McLaughlin

No declared interests
No potential conflicts of interests
Date of declaration: 8th July 2021      
Date of review: 8th July 2022