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Senior Management Team

The senior management team consists of the Chief Executive and three Directors.

Colchester Borough Council's Senior Management Team is responsible for the overall running of the organisation; its achievements against objectives and plans; its performance against targets; the efficient use of resources and the effective delivery of services.

In addition, the Senior Management Team works with its Councillors and Administration in seeking inward investment to Colchester; uses its own assets for further development; and shapes the Borough for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors to improve the quality of life for all.

The senior managers listed under Assistant Directors have full responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of services, the implementation of plans, and the management of staff.

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Adrian Pritchard, Chief Executive Adrian Pritchard - Chief Executive

Lead strategic roles· Head of the Paid Service

  • Leadership of the Organisation
  • Strategic Management of the Council
  • Interface between the Political and Officer Structure
  • Principal adviser to the Cabinet
  • National and Regional Partnerships
  • Returning Officer for Elections
  • Registration Officer for Elections

Ian Vipond - Strategic Director of Policy and PlaceIan Vipond, Executive Director

Lead strategic roles· 

  • Development of Place
  • External Policy Initiatives
  • Internal Organisational Effectiveness
  • Client Function for Local Authority Owned Trading Companies


Ann Hedges - Chief Operating OfficerAnn Hedges, Executive Director

Lead strategic roles·

  • Medium Term Financial Planning
  • Budget Strategy
  • Borough-wide service delivery


Pamela Donnelly - Strategic Director of Customer and Relationships Pamela Donnelly, Executive Director

Lead strategic roles:

  • Customer Services
  • Delivery Channels
  • External Partnerships
  • External Relationships