Chief Executive and Directors' Board

Responsibilities of the Chief Executive and Directors' Board

Chief Executive

The chief executive is responsible for:

  • managing the council's employees, services and work
  • setting important directions for the council
  • making sure the decisions councillors make are carried out

Directors' Board

Directors' Board is responsible for:

  • checking performance across the council
  • delivering the government's initiatives and policies
  • supporting managers and staff to develop and deliver services
  • working with other organisations

Directors' Board membership

  • Chief Executive – Lyn Carpenter
  • Corporate Director of Adults, Housing and Health – Roger Harris
  • Corporate Director of Children's Services – Rory Patterson
  • Corporate Director of Place – Steve Cox
  • Director of Commercial Services – Sharon Bayliss
  • Director of Environment and Highways – Julie Rogers
  • Director of Finance and IT – Sean Clark
  • Director of Human Resources, Organisational Development and Transformation – Jackie Hinchliffe
  • Director of Legal Services – Fiona Taylor
  • Director of Strategy, Communications and Customer Services – Karen Wheeler

We publish a list of senior managers' salaries.