The Council's Management Team comprises the Chief Executive and Directors. They work alongside the councillors and are responsible for the leadership and direction of the council, co-ordination and commissioning of council-wide activity and programme management.

Council Management Team structure (as at 4 November 2016)

  • Dawn Baxendale, Chief Executive

  • Suki Sitaram, Chief Strategy Officer

  • Mark Heath, Richard Crouch Chief Operations Officer (Customer Experience)

  • Stephen Giacchino, Transformation Implementation Director

  • Rob Harwood, Service Director - Digital & Business Operations

  • Bob Coates, Interim Director of Public Health

  • Jason Horsley, Joint Director Public Health

  • Mel Creighton, Service Director - Finance & Commercialisation 

  • Richard Ivory, Service Director - Legal & Governance

  • Stephanie Ramsey,  Director of Quality & Integration

  • Emma Lewis, Service Director - Intelligence, Insight & Communications

  • Hilary Brooks, Interim Service Director - Children & Families

  • Mitch Sanders, Service Director - Transactions & Universal Services

  • Paul Juan, Acting Service Director - Adults, Housing & Communities

  • Carole Binns, Acting Director of Adult Social Services (DASS)

  • Mike Harris, Service Director - Growth

  • Janet King, Service Director - HR & OD