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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.

Chief Operating Officer

Ian Floyd

Statutory responsibility - Head of Paid Service

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.

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Corporate Director of Adult Social Care and Integration, Jamaila Hussain.

Corporate Director of Adult Social Care and Integration

Jamaila Hussain

Statutory responsibility - DASS

Jamaila's responsibilities include:

  • All aspects of Adult Social Care assessment and delivery as the DASS
  • Market Management in line with the Care Act
  • Contracts and Quality Assurance
  • Statutory Delivery CQC, OFSTED, NHSE
  • All Age Commissioning
  • All Age In House Provider Services
  • Responsible Individual
  • Mental Health Services
  • Hospital Discharge
  • Learning Disabilities and Transitions
  • Adults Safeguarding
  • Reablement and Early Intervention
  • Corporate Director lead for Health Integration (ICS) and Place

Find out more about the service responsibilities of the Adult Social Care and Integration Directorate, including functions and Heads of Service.

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Corporate Director of Children and Education, Martin Kelly.

Corporate Director of Children and Education

Martin Kelly (starting in role Summer 2022)

Statutory responsibility - DCS

The role's responsibilities include:

Find out more about the service responsibilities of the Children and Education Directorate, including functions and Heads of Service.

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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

Get further information on the Place Directorate, including functions and Heads of Service.

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Director of Public Health, Sharon Stoltz.

Director of Public Health

Sharon Stoltz

Statutory responsibility - Director of Public Health

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.

Get more information about Public Health functions and Heads of Service.

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Director of Governance & Monitoring Officer, Janie Berry

Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer

Janie Berry

Janie is the Council's Director of Governance (Chief Legal Officer) and Monitoring Officer (statutory role). In addition, she is appointed as Senior Information Risk Owner and Deputy Returning Officer (full powers).

Janie is responsible for the following services:

  • Legal services
  • Information Governance, Customer Feedback and Complaints
  • Governance and Decision-Making of the Council
  • Democratic and Scrutiny Services
  • Civic Office
  • Internal Audit
  • Elections
  • Corporate Strategy and City Partnerships
  • Communications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Carbon Reduction

Get more information about Governance and Monitoring functions and Heads of Service.

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Director of Customers & Communities, Pauline Stuchfield

Director of Customer and 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 responsibilities 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 responsibilities include:

Get more information on Customer and Communities functions and Heads of Service.

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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.

Get more information on Finance functions and Heads of Service.

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Also see

City of York Council

West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550