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The Corporate Management Team

The Chief Executive 

The Chief Executive is Timothy Wheadon - he is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the paid staff of the council. The Chief Executive works with elected members to deliver:


Working with elected members, the Chief Executive ensures strong and visible leadership and direction. They encourage and enable managers to motivate and inspire their teams.

Strategic direction

The Chief Executive makes sure all staff understand and adhere to the strategic aims of the organisation and follow the direction set by the elected members.

Policy advice

The Chief Executive acts as the principal policy adviser to the elected members of the council. They lead the development of strategies which will deliver the political objectives set by the councillors.


The Chief Executive leads and develops strong partnerships across the local community to achieve improved outcomes and better public services for local people

Operational management

The Chief Executive oversees financial and performance management, risk management, people management and change management.


There are 2 executive directors and 3 directors, each with separate accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Delivery - Kevin Gibbs (Executive Director)
  • People - Nikki Edwards (Executive Director)
  • Finance - Stuart McKellar (Director)
  • Organisational Development, Transformation and HR - Nikki Gibbons (Director)
  • Place, Planning and Regeneration - Andrew Hunter (Director)

Senior staff salary information is published in line with the government's agenda to increase transparency and accountability in local government. You can also view a senior staff organisational chart.