COUNCILLOR John Fahy has been given Cabinet responsibility for health and older people in a minor cabinet reshuffle.
The post takes on added significance next year when responsibility for public health is transferred from Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to local authorities.
Cllr Fahy told this website, "I am delighted to be given the opportunity to be involved in this important challenge. The needs of adults and older people remain a key priority in the light of changes proposed by Government in terms of needs and services."
In a straight job swap, Cllr Peter Kotz is taking over the renamed Cultural and Creative Industries position.
The reshuffle was executed by council leader, Chris Roberts, weeks after he was re-elected by his colleagues as leader of the Labour group.
Greenwich.co.uk understands that an email was sent on behalf of council chief executive Mary Ney to councillors this week confirming the change.
As a result of the ruling group's recent internal elections, Councillor Rajwant Sidhu will be leaving the Cabinet at the next council AGM and and Councillor Harry Singh will be joining it.