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

  • Photograph of David CockburnDavid Cockburn
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Photograph of Amanda BeerAmanda Beer
    Deputy Chief Executive

  • Photograph of Richard SmithRichard Smith
    Corporate Director Adult Social Care and Health

  • Photograph of Sarah HammondSarah Hammond
    Corporate Director Children, Young People and Education

  • Photograph of John BettsJohn Betts
    Interim Corporate Director of Finance

  • Photograph of Simon JonesSimon Jones
    Corporate Director Growth, Environment and Transport

  • David Whittle
    Director of Strategy, Policy, Relationships and Corporate Assurance

  • Dr Anjan Ghosh
    Director of Public Health

  • Lisa Gannon
    Director of Technology

  • Rebecca SporeRebecca Spore
    Director of Infrastructure

  • Paul Royel
    Director of Human Resources & Organisation Development

  • Photograph of Benjamin WattsBenjamin Watts
    General Counsel