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Rodney Lister Bass B.A., F.C.I.B.

Rodney Lister Bass B.A., F.C.I.B.
02 May 2013
01 May 1997
Heybridge and Tollesbury
Five Corners
Maypole Road
Wickham Bishops
01621 891343
07831 310819

Roles and Responsibilities 

Cabinet Member for Infrastructure

Strategic Highways and Infrastructure Commissioning

Local Transport Plan

Local Transport Boards

Rail Strategy

Ports and Airports (with exception of economic growth functions)

Highways capital programme in so far as it relates to major highways improvement schemes

To take decision on Highways Maintenance in the absence of the Cabinet Member for Highways Delivery


Chairman of the Essex Pension Fund Strategy Board

Chairman of the Essex Pension Fund Investment Steering Committee

Advisor to the Leader on Constitutional Issues

Previous Roles and Responsibilities

Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources 2000-2003

Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation 2003-2007

Vice-Chairman of the Council 2008-2010

Chairman of the Council 2010-12

Since his election to the County Council in 1997 Councillor Bass has been involved in many aspects of County Council business: he served as Chairman of the Council from 2010-12 and Vice Chairman from 2008-10; between 2003 and 2007 he was the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation; prior to that he was the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources from 2000.

Councillor Bass was a Member of Maldon District Council between 1967 and 2007. During that time he chaired many committees and was both Leader and Chairman of that Council for two separate periods. Councillor Bass has also been a member of Great Totham Parish Council since 1970.


Electoral Profile
2012/13: £11499.96 (Basic Responsibility Allowance) £14245.66 (Special Responsibility Allowance)
2012/13: NIL

Election History

Thu 1 May 1997 Wed 6 Jun 2001 Re-elected
Thu 7 Jun 2001 Wed 4 May 2005 Re-elected
Thu 5 May 2005 Wed 3 Jun 2009 Re-elected
Thu 4 Jun 2009 Wed 1 May 2013 Re-elected
Thu 2 May 2013  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 1 May 1997

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
TollesburyThu 1 May 1997 Wed 4 May 2005
Heybridge and TollesburyThu 5 May 2005

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Cabinet Infrastructure 14 May 2013
ECC and Essex Fire Authority Joint Standards Committee Substitute30 September 2015
Essex Pension Strategy Board Chairman14 May 2013
Full Council Member04 June 2009
Investment Steering Committee Chairman14 May 2013

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Economic Development, Environment & Highways Policy and Scrutiny Committee Member08 May 201206 May 2013
Essex Pension Strategy Board Chairman04 June 200903 May 2013
Investment Steering Committee Chairman04 June 200902 May 2013
Audit Committee Chairman08 May 201202 May 2013
Country Parks Task & Finish Group Member17 January 201330 April 2013

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

There are no meeting declarations for this person.
Fri, 7 Feb 2014Media Training (London) 
Wed, 22 Jan 2014Essex Pension Fund Training (Governance) 
Thu, 16 May 2013Highways 
Thu, 9 May 2013Introductory Session 2 
Thu, 9 May 2013Information Technology 
Wed, 8 May 2013Code of Conduct 
Tue, 7 May 2013Welcome to the Council  
Wed, 6 Mar 2013Essex Pension Fund Board Training 
Thu, 15 Nov 2012Code of Conduct 
Wed, 31 Oct 2012Social Media 
Tue, 25 Sep 2012Community Budgets 
Thu, 9 Aug 2012E-learning: How we behave 
Thu, 9 Aug 2012E-learning: Information Governance 
Thu, 9 Aug 2012E-learning: Anti-Fraud and Corruption 
Tue, 17 Jul 2012E-learning: Diversity and Equality 
Tue, 17 Jul 2012E-Learning Good Decision Making 
Wed, 11 Jul 2012Markets and Investment Strategy - Pension Board 
Tue, 24 Apr 2012Flood Risk in Essex 
Thu, 8 Mar 2012ESH Member Briefing 
Wed, 7 Mar 2012Transfers/Employer Issues - Pension Board 
Tue, 31 Jan 2012ESH Member Briefing 
Thu, 17 Nov 2011Annual Strategy Day - Pension Board 
Tue, 25 Oct 2011Council Protocols 
Tue, 11 Oct 2011Highways Strategic Transformation Seminar 
Thu, 15 Sep 2011Member Enquiries' Briefing 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011Corporate Vision 
Thu, 16 Jun 2011Partnership Working and Locality Boards 
Tue, 8 Feb 2011Digital Switchover Briefing 
Mon, 15 Nov 2010Constitution Briefing Session 
Wed, 3 Mar 2010Code of Conduct 
Tue, 2 Mar 2010Communications 
Tue, 9 Jun 2009Introductory Session One 
Thu, 19 Sep 2013AXA Investment ManagersPension Scheme of the Year Essex Pension Fund nominated. Evening meal followed by awards ceremony£40
Tue, 1 Oct 2013Baillie Gifford investment manager employed y Essex Pension Fund3 yearly Training event in Edinburgh. Pension fund paid for flights Baillie Gifford paid for one night's accommodation and food including two evening meals£360 approx.
Tue, 27 May 2014Essex County Cricket ClubLuncheon on third day of Chelmsford City Cricket Festival£25

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