Corporate Management Team

Our Corporate Management Team consists of corporate directors who represent our main directorates. They provide:

  • the managerial leadership and direction of the council
  • the formal response to Cabinet policy direction
  • council-wide policy and initiatives for Cabinet consideration
  • co-ordination and commissioning of council-wide activity, planning, programme management.

They are responsible for a budget of £2.4 billion and more than 12,000 staff (excluding school staff). They lead a complex organisation that works in partnership with other public agencies, local business and the voluntary and community sector.

Who they are

Find out more about the people who run your council services, including details of their salaries and expenses, through the links below.

  • David CockburnDavid Cockburn

    Head of Paid Service/Corporate Director of Strategic and Corporate Services.
    Includes finance, human resources, information and communication technology, governance and law, property and infrastructure support, policy and strategic partnerships, and business intelligence.

  • Patrick LeesonMatt Dunkley CBE
    Corporate Director Children, Young People and Education. Includes preventative services, education planning and access and education quality and standards.

  • Barbara CooperBarbara Cooper
    Corporate Director Growth, Environment and Transport. Includes economic development, highways, transportation and waste and environment, planning and enforcement.

  • Amanda BeerAmanda Beer
    Corporate Director People and Communications.
    Includes human resources, organisational development and health and safety.

  • Andrew Scott-ClarkAndrew Scott-Clark
    Director of Public Health.
    Includes health improvement, health protection, intelligence and research and commissioning and performance.

  • Richard Smith107058
    Interim Corporate Director Adult Social Care and Health

  • Zena Cooke83364
    Corporate Director Finance. Includes finance, audit and risk.

  • Benjamin Watts83364
    General Counsel