Chief Executive and Directors

Chief Executive: Gerald Meehan 

Responsible for all aspects of the running of the Council and schools.

Deputy Chief Executive - People: Delyth Curtis

This Directorate is responsible for Adult Social Care, Children's Service, Public Health and Schools. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive are:  
  • Director of Prevention and Wellbeing and Acting Director of Adult Social Services: Jill Broomhall
  • Director of Children's Social Care (Director of Children's Services): Emma Taylor
  • Director of Commissioning People: Alistair Jeffs
  • Director of Intergrated Early Support: Helen Brackenbury
  • Director of Education: Mark Parkinson

Deputy Chief Executive - Place: Charlie Seward

This directorate is responsible for facilitating growth and prosperity across the borough and implementing the Council's Growth Strategy. Specific areas of responsibility include leisure and recreation, tourism, museums, property, markets, regeneration, housing, energy efficiency, employment and skills, planning and transport. Reporting to Charlie Seward are:
  • Director of Place Strategy: Alison Knight
  • Technical Director: John Outram
  • Director of Place Operations: Maria Byrne
  • Director of Place Commissioning and Commercial Management: Graham Pink


The Corporate directorate reports to the Chief Executive and comprises:  
  • Director of Corporate Services: Mark Wynn
  • Director of Public Sector Reform: Laurence Ainsworth
  • Director of Governance (Monitoring Officer): Vanessa Whiting / Karen Mcilwaine

Senior Officer Salaries

Details of salaries paid to senior officers, as well as information relating to salaries over £50,000 can be found in the Open Data section​ of the site.

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