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Council Management Team

For further information visit Service Responsibilities.


Chief Operating Officer
Ian Floyd

Statutory responsibility - Head of Paid Service

Chief Operating Officer, Ian Floyd.

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

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

To Act in the capacity of Returning Officer for Local, Parliamentary and European elections and Counting Officer for referendums.

Ian is the North Yorkshire / 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.


Corporate Director of People
Amanda Hatton

Statutory responsibility - DASS and DCS

Corporate Director of People, Amanda Hatton.

Early years, adult social care, children's social care; Youth justice Service, fostering and adoption; special educational needs and skills; school improvement; school organisation and support; residential care; home care; 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.


Director of Public Health
Sharon Stoltz

Statutory responsibility - Director of Public Health

Director of Public Health, Sharon Stoltz.

Senior advocate for the health of the population across the city of York, accountable for all City of York Council’s responsibilities for public health, promoting and protecting the health of residents, reducing health inequalities, lead for the commissioning of a range of public health services including sexual health, substance misuse, stop smoking support, NHS Health Checks and Healthy Child Programme, 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.


Corporate Director of Place
Neil Ferris

Corporate Director of Place, Neil Ferris.

Responsible for the majority of physical Council assets in the City and the regulation of public spaces and commercial activity in the City. Covering the service areas of Planning policy; building control; land and property gazetteer; city development and regeneration; commercial property portfolio; neighbourhood planning; spatial evidence; transport; parking; conservation and sustainability; travel planning; road safety; rights of way; cycling policy; traffic management; CCTV; street lighting; flood risk and water management; waste collection and disposal; 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.


Director of Governance & Monitoring Officer
Janie Berry

Director of Governance & Monitoring Officer, Janie Berry

Council’s Monitoring Officer (statutory role)

Deputy Returning Officer and Senior Information Risk Owner. Responsible for Legal Services, Information Governance and 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 furhter information on the functions and Heads of Service of Governance visit Service Responsibilities.


Director of Customer & Communities
Pauline Stuchfield

Director of Customers & Communities, Pauline Stuchfield

Customer Services and Strategy including: Customer and Web Services, Mansion House, Register Office (including role of Proper Officer), Bereavement services.

Exchequer Services including Revenue collection and recovery, Adults income and Court of protection, Welfare Benefits delivery and leadership around Financial Inclusion Business Support including payroll and creditors functions.

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

Communities and Equalities including adult education and skills;, leisure and community centres; people and neighbourhoods strategy and policy Commissioning and Contract/SLA management across Explore York, Leisure facilities, York Museums Trust, York CVS, Citizens Advice York, Welfare Benefits Unit and Make It York.

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 & Communities visit Service Responsibilities.


Chief Finance Officer
Debbie Mitchell

Chief Finance Officer, Debbie Mitchell

Council’s Section 151 Officer (statutory role)

Responsible for ensuring the Council has arrangements in place for the proper administration of all financial matters. 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 & Procurement visit Service Responsibilities.


Also see

City of York Council

West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550