The Council's Management Team

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

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  • 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

adrian.pritchard@colchester.gov.uk

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

ian.vipond@colchester.gov.uk

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

ann.hedges@colchester.gov.uk

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, Executive Director

pamela.donnelly@colchester.gov.uk

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 Customers Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowLeonie 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
  • Building Control
  • Colchester and Ipswich Museum Services
  • Community Enabling and Health
  • Community Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Healthy Homes and Housing Enforcement
  • Licensing, Food and Safety
  • Tourism and Visitor Information Services

Richard Block Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowRichard Block - Assistant Director (Environment)

Responsible for:

  • Bereavement Services
  • Community Operations and Zones
  • Environmental and Public Health
  • North Essex Parking Partnership
  • Recycling and Waste Services
 

Dan Gascoyne - Assistant Director (Policy and Corporate)Dan Gascoyne Assistant Director (Policy and Corporate)

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 Finance; ICT and Comms; Corporate Governance; People and Performance; Transformation
  • Planning Service Delivery
  • Policy Development for Economy; Housing and Homelessness; Sustainability; Transport; Local Plan and Economic Strategy
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