The Chief Executive's Board leads and manages the work of around 330 staff and major contracts including refuse collection, leisure provision and grounds maintenance.

Chief Executive and Head of Policy and Partnerships

James BlakeChief Policy and Partnership Officer - James Blake
 tel: 01727 819552

Managing the Council's political arrangements,  
Leading the Council's employees and its work with partner organisations. 
Policy, Strategy, Communications, Partnerships, Health, Community Safety, Economic Development and Emergency Planning 

Deputy Chief Executive (Finance)

 Colm O'CallaghanChief Finance Officer - Colm O'Callaghan
 tel: 01727 819200
 email: colm.o'
Financial Strategy, Budgets, Efficiencies, Accountancy, Revenues, Internal Audit and Fraud Investigation.

Head of Legal, Democratic and Regulatory Services

Mike LoveladyMike Lovelady
tel: 01727 819502

Monitoring Officer, Legal, Land Charges, Electoral Services and Regulatory Services including Food Safety, Health and Safety, Noise Complaints, Pest Control, Licensing, Car Parks, Appeals relating to Parking Enforcement, Pollution Control and Contaminated Land.

Head of Community Services

Debbi WhiteDebbi White 2
 tel: 01727 819515


Allotments, Sports and Arts Development, Cemeteries, Community Engagement, Inclusion and Equalities, Grounds Maintenance, Parks and Open Spaces, Young People, Markets, Waste Management, Street Cleaning, Sustainability, Property and Asset Management, Infrastructure, Building and Facilities Management, Building Maintenance.

Head of Commercial and Development

 Richard ShweHead of Culture and Community Development - Richard Shwe
 tel: 01727 819365

Leisure, Theatres, Museums, Procurement, Major Property Development, Identifying Commercial Opportunities

Head of Housing

 Karen DragovicHead of Housing - Karen Dragovic
 tel: 01727 819400

Overall Responsibility for the Management and Maintenance of Council Owned Housing, Housing Options and Policy, Fraud and Housing Benefits plus Private Sector Housing including Disabled Facilities Grants.

Head of Corporate Services

Amanda FoleyHead of Human Resources and Customer Services
tel: 01727 819308
Human Resources, Recruitment, Training and Development,  Customer Services, Business Improvement, Performance and Risk Management, Information and Communications Technology and FoI administration.

Head of Planning and Building Control

Tracy Harvey     Tracey Harvey
tel: 01727 819300
Development Management Including Processing of Planning Applications and Building Control. Local Development Framework and Spatial Planning Including Design, Archaeology, Conservation, Landscape, Arboriculture, Transportation, Drainage and Project Implementation.

Date of last review: 28 June 2017