Cllr Denise Hyland
Leader, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Cllr Denise Hyland has been a Member of the Royal borough of Greenwich since 2006, and was elected the first ever woman Leader of the Borough in 2014, having previously been the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills. Her portfolio as Leader includes Strategy and Finance, Resources, Communications and Community Consultation, and Emergency Planning. She is also a Ward Councillor for Abbey Wood.
Denise has lived in the borough for 40 years and has raised her family here. She has a background in education and has worked as a youth worker, community education manager and teacher/manager in Greenwich for over 30 years. Her experience was as an English and Drama teacher, manager and examiner, and also a Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator.
Cllr Hyland is Chair of the Council’s Cabinet and of the General Purposes Committee, and is a member of the Planning Board and the Standards Committee.