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Corporate Leadership Team

You can contact the Council's Corporate Leadership Team via the Chief Executive's PA on telephone: 01756 706204 or

Paul Shevlin Paul Shevlin  2014

Chief Executive

Paul Ellis Paul Ellis 2012
Director of Services

Services: Planning and Regeneration; Environmental Health; Waste Management; ICT; Partnerships & Engagement; Asset Management

David Smurthwaite David Smurthwaite 2012
Strategic Manager, Planning and Regeneration

Services: Planning; Economic Development; Museums/Arts; Leisure; Housing


Nicola Chick Nicola Chick
Strategic Manager, Financial Services, (Section 151 Officer)

Nicola is responsible for the Financial Management of the Council, Payroll, Exchequer Services, Risk, Insurance, Procurement, Value For Money (VFM), Performance Management and Internal Audit.