Senior officer structure
Elected councillors provide the policies and the paid employees - council officers - put them into practice. The council employs about 350 staff who are responsible for a wide range of services that benefit the local community.
The Senior Leadership Team manages the activities of the council staff and advises councillors on the potential implications of strategic decisions.
By law, senior council staff are not allowed to take part in any party political activity and are expected to advise and assist all councillors irrespective of their political affiliation.
Senior Leadership Team contacts
Jane Hartnell: Chief Executive
Victoria Conheady: Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Place
Verna Connolly: Head of People and Business Support
Mary Kilner: Chief Legal Officer
Kit Wheeler: Chief Finance Officer/Section 151 officer
Stephen Dodson: Head of Strategic Programmes
Natasha Tewkesbury: Head of Community and Regulatory Services
Cameron Morley: Head of Environment and Operations
Amy Terry: Property and Commercial Assets Manager
Chris Hancock: Head of Housing