Senior management

Rachael Shimmin

Chief Executive Officer

Salary: £220,000

Email: [email protected]

The council is led by Chief Executive Rachael Shimmin OBE. All corporate directors and the Assistant Chief Executive report directly to the Chief Executive.

Our vision and key priorities for 2020 to 2025 are outlined in our corporate plan.

Corporate directors
Name Service area

Sarah Ashmead

Deputy Chief Executive

Sarah Murphy-Brookman


Richard Barker


Stephen Bambrick

Planning, Growth & Sustainability

Craig Mcardle

Adults and Health

John Macilwraith

Children’s Services

You can view more information on council spending on our transparency and open data page.