Council departments

The council is managed by the Chief Executive and services are provided via two directors, the Director of Finance and the Director of Community & Environmental Services.

   Chief Executive: Joanne Wagstaffe

The Chief Executive is the head of the Council's paid service and has authority over all other officers so far as this is necessary for the efficient management and execution of the Council's functions.

The Chief Executive is the leader of the officers' Management Board and the Council's principal adviser on matters of general policy. As such, it is his responsibility to secure co-ordination of advice on the forward planning of objectives and services and to secure a corporate approach to the affairs of the authority generally.

Through leadership of the officers' Management Board, the Chief Executive is responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of the Council's policies and for ensuring that the resources of the authority are most effectively deployed.

Similarly, the Chief Executive shall keep under review the organisation and administration of the authority and shall make recommendations to the Council through the Executive Committee if major changes are required in the interests of effective management.

The Chief Executive is responsible for the maintenance of good internal and external relations with outside organisations, groups and individuals in the public and private sector.

Four services report directly to the Chief Executive.

Shared Services

alison-scott.jpg      Director of Finance: Alison Scott

There are four departments, which provide shared services with Watford Borough Council.

Community and Environmental Services Department

Geof Muggeridge      Director of Community & Environmental Services: Geof Muggeridge

There are six departments in the Community & Environmental Services directorate.