Chief Executive and Directors

Chief Executive: Andrew Lewis 

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 of Adult Social Services: Jennifer McGovern
  • Director of Children's Social Care (Director of Children's Services): Emma Taylor
  • Director of Commissioning People: Alistair Jeffs
  • Director of Early Intervention and Prevention: Helen Brackenbury
  • Director of Education: Mark Parkinson
  • Director of Public Health: Ian Ashworth

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: Lisa Harris 
  • Director of Place Operations: Maria Byrne
  • Director of Place Commissioning and Commercial Management: Graham Pink

Chief Operating Officer - Corporate: Mark Wynn

The Corporate directorate reports to the Chief Executive and comprises:  
  • Director of Finance: Debbie Hall
  • 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.

Declarations of interests

​Declarations of interests for the Chief Executive and directors are available to view:


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