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Council Management Team

The Council Management Team is the most senior officer group in the council providing a corporate setting for advising the Executive on the business cycle, Forward Plan and policy options.

Led by the Chief Operating Officer, Ian Floyd, it includes the following officers:

Service responsibilities

Find out more about the service responsibilities within:


Chief Operating Officer
Ian Floyd

Statutory responsibility - Head of Paid Service

Chief Operating Officer, Ian Floyd.

As Head of the Council’s Paid Service, Ian is responsible for securing staff and other resources needed to deliver high quality, cost effective services to the people of York.

Working closely with the Corporate Management Team and the Leader and Executive Team, he ensures those resources support the Council’s vision, policies and goals.

Ian's responsibilities include acting in the capacity of Returning Officer for Local, Parliamentary and European elections and Counting Officer for referendums.

He is also the North Yorkshire and York Lead for the regional Climate Change Commission and Chair of the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum Recovery Group.

Email: ian.floyd@york.gov.uk.
Executive assistant: Sarah Butcher, email: sarah.butcher@york.gov.uk.
Address: West Offices.

For further information on the Council Management Team, Directors, Assistant Directors and Heads of Service functions visit service responsibilities.

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Corporate Director of People
Amanda Hatton

Statutory responsibility - DASS and DCS

Corporate Director of People, Amanda Hatton.

Amanda's reponsibilities include:

  • early years
  • adult social care and children's social care
  • Youth Justice Service
  • fostering and adoption
  • special educational needs and skills
  • school improvement and school organisation and support
  • residential care, home care and carers support
  • mental health services
  • support for people with learning disabilities
  • reablement
  • safeguarding
  • commissioning and integration with health

Email: Amanda.Hatton@york.gov.uk.
Executive assistants: Sue Hull, email: sue.hull@york.gov.uk and Sarah Bentley, email: sarah.bentley@york.gov.uk.
Address: West Offices.

For further information on the People directorate functions and Heads of Service visit service responsibilities.

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Director of Public Health
Sharon Stoltz

Statutory responsibility - Director of Public Health

Director of Public Health, Sharon Stoltz.

As senior advocate for the health of the population across the city of York, Sharon is accountable for all City of York Council’s responsibilities for public health. They include promoting and protecting the health of residents and reducing health inequalities.

She is lead for the commissioning of a range of public health services including:

Sharon's responsibilities also include the delivery of public health programmes such as public mental health, suicide prevention, healthy weight and oral health.

Email: sharon.stoltz@york.gov.uk.
Executive assistant: Christina Ravenhill, email: Christina.Ravenhill@york.gov.uk.
Address: West Offices.

For further information on the functions and Heads of Service of Public Health visit service responsibilities.

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Corporate Director of Place
Neil Ferris

Corporate Director of Place, Neil Ferris.

Neil is responsible for the majority of physical Council assets in the City and the regulation of public spaces and commercial activity in the City.

His responsibilities cover the following service areas:

  • planning policy
  • building control
  • land and property gazetteer
  • city development and regeneration
  • commercial property portfolio
  • neighbourhood planning
  • spatial evidence
  • transport and parking
  • conservation and sustainability
  • travel planning
  • road safety and rights of way
  • cycling policy
  • traffic management
  • CCTV and street lighting
  • flood risk and water management
  • waste collection, disposal and recycling
  • fleet management
  • public protection
  • business and economic policy and strategy
  • housing and homelessness
  • building services
  • emergency planning
  • community safety
  • people and neighbourhoods strategy and policy

Email: Neil.Ferris@york.gov.uk.
Executive assistant: Shirley Simpson, email: Shirley.Simpson@york.gov.uk.
Address: West Offices.

For further information on the Place directorate functions and Heads of Service visit service responsibilities.

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Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer
Janie Berry

Director of Governance & Monitoring Officer, Janie Berry

Council’s Monitoring Officer (statutory role)

As Deputy Returning Officer and Senior Information Risk Owner, Janie is responsible for:

  • legal services
  • Information Governance
  • customer complaints
  • governance of the Council
  • democratic services
  • civic office
  • internal audit
  • elections
  • corporate strategy and city partnerships
  • communications
  • Business Intelligence
  • climate change

Email: Janie.Berry@york.gov.uk.
Executive assistant: Megan Spendlow, email: Megan.Spendlow@york.gov.uk.
Address: West Offices.

For further information on the functions and Heads of Service of Governance visit service responsibilities.

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Director of Customer and Communities
Pauline Stuchfield

Director of Customers & Communities, Pauline Stuchfield

Pauline is responsible for Customer Services and Strategy including:

She is responsible for Exchequer Services including revenue collection and recovery, adults income and court of protection. In addition to Welfare Benefits delivery and leadership around Financial Inclusion Pauline's resonsibilities also include Business Support including payroll and creditors functions.

Pauline is responsible for ICT operations (and provision of services to Harrogate Borough Council), Digital Services Programme and Digital City delivery.

Her Communities and Equalities resonsibilities include:

Email: pauline.stuchfield@york.gov.uk.
Executive assistant: Cath Loseby, email: Cath.Loseby@york.gov.uk.
Address: West Offices.

For further information on the functions and Heads of Service of Customer and Communities visit service responsibilities.

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Chief Finance Officer
Debbie Mitchell

Chief Finance Officer, Debbie Mitchell

Council’s Section 151 Officer (statutory role)

Debbie is responsible for ensuring the Council has arrangements in place for the proper administration of all financial matters. She is lead officer on all aspects of finance, procurement, insurance and risk.

Email: debbie.mitchell@york.gov.uk.
Address: West Offices.

For further information on the functions and Heads of Service of Finance and Procurement visit service responsibilities.

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City of York Council

West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550