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Cabinet Member for Digital, Culture, Heritage and Tourism

Councillor Saima Suleman

The Cabinet Member has accountability for:

  • Arts and Culture and Tourism: Sustaining and promoting art, culture and tourism, including management of grants and associated economic opportunities. Delivery of the Birmingham Visitor Destination Plan.
  • The Library of Birmingham and Community Libraries: Oversight of the regional and city-wide role of the Library of Birmingham and the community library service; including the vital part libraries play in communities, learning and skills.
  • Museums: Oversight of the provision and activity of the Birmingham Museums Trust.
  • Promoting the city’s rich heritage: Promoting our cultural heritage with the public, community and academic partners, ensuring that Birmingham’s cultural and civic history is accessible by our children and young people. Maximising our historic architecture and ensuring the stories of Birmingham’s history are told.
  • Commonwealth Games legacy: Providing strategic leadership to maximise the benefits of hosting the Commonwealth Games through delivery of a Legacy Plan.
  • Major Sporting Events and Events Development: Jointly with the Leader and Deputy Leader.
  • Inward investment: Working in conjunction with the Leader for Promotion of the city and Inward Investment - Promotion of Birmingham regionally, nationally and internationally. This includes work with partners such as West Midlands Growth Company, the universities and cultural organisations of citywide, regional or national significance. Marketing Strategies to encourage investment in Birmingham.
  • Open data: To provide strategic leadership for open data promoting transparency, building trust and data sharing in everything we do.
  • Information governance: To provide strategic leadership for information governance, data protection and cyber security protecting our citizens information.
  • Digital inclusion: To provide strategic leadership to our digital inclusion strategy to deliver a fully inclusive digital city, where everyone has the confidence, skills and capacity to access the services and information they need to thrive and live their lives to their full potential in an increasing digital world.
  • Digital Birmingham (encompassing our digital strategy and digital city ambitions): To provide strategic leadership for our Digital Birmingham ambition acting as the council’s ambassador for digital and innovation so that we make the best use of data, digital and technology so that we can ensure that our services respond even better to the changing needs and expectations of our citizens and businesses.

Page last updated: 26 May 2023

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