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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@colchester.gov.uk

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 Place

ian.vipond@colchester.gov.uk

Ian 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

dan.gascoyne@colchester.gov.uk

Dan Gascoyne, Chief Operating Officer

Lead strategic roles·

  • Budget Strategy and Medium Term Financial Planning ​
  • Corporate and Improvement Services​
  • Performance management and improvement planning​
  • Borough-wide Operational and Zone-based services ​
  • Parking Partnership (NEPP)​


Pamela Donnelly - Strategic Director of Customer and Relationships

pamela.donnelly@colchester.gov.uk

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@colchester.gov.uk

Leonie Rathbone, Assistant Director (Customer)

Responsible for:

  • Customer operations and services
  • Customer Business improvement 
  • Revenues
  • Benefits
  • Elections
  • Land Charges
  • Income and debt management


Lucie Breadman - Assistant Director (Communities)

lucie.breadman@colchester.gov.uk

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
  • Digital Access team
  • Environmental and Public Health
  • Healthy Homes and Housing Enforcement
  • Licensing, Food and Safety
  • Tourism and Visitor Information Services


Richard Block - Assistant Director (Corporate and Improvement Services)

richard.block@colchester.gov.uk

Richard Block, Assistant Director (Corporate and Improvement Services)

Responsible for:

  • Communications and marketing
  • Finance 
  • Governance and legal
  • ICT
  • People and Performance


Rory Doyle - Assistant Director (Environment)

rory.doyle@colchester.gov.uk

Rory Doyle, Assistant Director (Environment)

Responsible for:

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


Mandy Jones - Assistant Director (Place and Client Services)

mandy.jones@colchester.gov.uk

Mandy Jones, Assistant Director (Place and Client Services)

Responsible for: 

  • Client function for North Essex Garden Communities; Colchester Community Stadium Company; Colchester Commercial (Holdings) Ltd; Amphora Trading, Homes and Energy.
  • Planning Service Delivery
  • Policy Development for Economy; Housing and Homelessness; Sustainability; Transport; Local Plan and Economic Strategy


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