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The Council's Management Team

Our senior management team is responsible for the overall running of the organisation.


  • Senior management team
  • Assistant Directors

Our 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 qualify 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.

Senior Management Team

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

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

Dan Gascoyne - Chief Operating Officer

Lead strategic roles·

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

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

Lead strategic roles:

  • Customer
  • Communities
  • Partnerships
  • Community Safety Partnership
  • Health and Safety

Assistant Directors

The four assistant directors have full responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of services, implementation of plans, and the management of staff.

Leonie Rathbone - Assistant Director (Customer)Leonie Rathbone - Assistant Director (Customer)

Responsible for:

  • Customer operations and services
  • Customer digital services
  • Customer insight and business improvement
  • Revenues
  • Benefits
  • Elections
  • Land Charges
  • Income and debt management
  • Macmillan Welfare Benefits service

Lucie Breadman - Assistant Director (Communities)Lucie Breadman - Assistant Director (Communities)

Responsible for:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Bereavement Services
  • Building Control
  • Colchester and Ipswich Museum Services
  • Community Enabling and Health
  • Community Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Environmental and Public Health
  • Healthy Homes and Housing Enforcement
  • Licensing, Food and Safety
  • Tourism and Visitor Information Services

Richard Block - Assistant Director (Environment)Richard Block - Assistant Director (Environment)

Responsible for:

  • Recycling and Waste Services
  • Neighbourhood Operations
  • North Essex Parking Partnership

Mandy Jones - Assistant Director (Policy and Corporate) InterimMandy Jones - Assistant Director (Policy and Corporate) Interim

Responsible for: 

  • Client function for North Essex Garden Communities; Colchester Community Stadium Company; Colchester Commercial (Holdings) Ltd; Amphora Trading, Homes and Energy.
  • Corporate Organisational Effectiveness in Communications; Finance; ICT; Corporate Governance; People and Performance
  • Planning Service Delivery
  • Policy Development for Economy; Housing and Homelessness; Sustainability; Transport; Local Plan and Economic Strategy
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