The Chief Executive is the Head of Paid Service who leads the council’s staff and advises on policies, staffing, service delivery and the effective use of resources. Our Chief Executive is Jim Graham.
Groups and business unit details
There are 17 Heads of Service that lead their own business unit. View more information on these businesses units, including details of the services and contacts for senior managers:
Leader of the Council – Cllr Izzi Seccombe
The Leader has overall responsibility for Corporate policies and planning, performance and strategic issues, communications, budget, economic development, skills and external relations, including the Health & Wellbeing Board and Local Enterprise Partnership. The Leader will carry out all of the Local Authorities executive functions which are not the responsibility of any other part of the Local Authority whether by law or under the constitution.
Chairman of the Council – Cllr Bob Stevens
The Chairman of the Council is the civic and ceremonial head of the council. The Chairman presides over meetings of the Council, upholds and promotes the purposes of the Council’s Constitution, and interprets the Consultation when necessary. The Chairman promotes the efficient despatch of business giving due regard to the requirements of the Council’s procedures, acknowledging the rights of Councillors and the interests of the community.
In total, the county council has 62 councillors representing 56 electoral divisions.