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

Chief Executive

Amanda FoleyAmanda_Foley
 tel: 01727 819308


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


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, Solicitor for the Council's office, Legal, and Land Charges. 

Head of Community Services

Joe TavernierJoe Tavernier
 tel: 01727 819391

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, Car Parking, Parking Enforcement, Building Maintenance, Food Safety, Health and Safety, Noise Complaints, Pest Control, Licensing, Pollution Control.

Deputy Chief Executive (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

Simonne deVallSimonne-deVall
 tel: 01727 814660
Human Resources, Recruitment, Training and Development, Customer Services, Business Improvement, Performance and Risk Management, Information and Communications Technology, FoI Administration and Electoral Services.

Head of Planning and Building Control

Tracy HarveyTracey 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: 03 December 2018