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Council directorates

Our services and functions are grouped within the following directorates under the Chief Executive:

Temporary Chief Executive

It was agreed by the Staffing and Urgency committee on Monday 5 August 2019 that Ian Floyd will be interim Head of Paid Service and provide cover for the Chief Executive. During this time Debbie Mitchell will be covering the statutory post of Section 151 Officer.

Your directors

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Corporate and Customer Services: Ian Floyd

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Corporate and Customer Services: Ian Floyd.

Directorate responsibilities:

  • Statutory responsibility - Interim Head of Paid Service
  • legal, democratic and civic support
  • information and communications technology
  • communications, knowledge and performance management
  • asset and property management
  • property design and facilities management
  • financial services
  • procurement
  • income collection
  • human resources
  • payroll
  • staff health and safety
  • benefits
  • customer services
  • bereavement services
  • Registrars
  • complaints and Freedom Of Information

Email: ian.floyd@york.gov.uk.

Executive assistant: Sarah Butcher, email: sarah.butcher@york.gov.uk.

Find out more about the structure of the Customer and Corporate Services directorate.


Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer: Janie Berry

Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer: Janie Berry

Directorate responsibilities:

  • Statutory responsibility - Council's Monitoring Officer
  • Deputy Returning Officer
  • Senior Information Risk Owner
  • legal services
  • information governance and customer complaints
  • governance of the council
  • democratic services
  • elections

Email: janie.berry@york.gov.uk.

Executive assistant: Megan Spendlow, email: megan.spendlow@york.gov.uk.

Find out more about the structure of the Customer and Corporate Services directorate.


Corporate Director Economy and Place: Neil Ferris

Corporate Director Economy and Place: Neil Ferris.

Directorate responsibilities:

  • planning policy
  • building control
  • land and property gazetteer
  • city development and regeneration
  • 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
  • emergency planning
  • waste collection and disposal
  • recycling
  • fleet management
  • public protection
  • business and economic policy and strategy
  • housing and homelessness
  • building services
  • community safety
  • people and neighbourhoods strategy and policy

Email: neil.ferris@york.gov.uk.

Executive assistant: Shirley Simpson, email: shirley.simpson@york.gov.uk.

Find out more about the structure of the Economy and Place directorate.


Corporate Director of People: Amanda Hatton

Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities: Amanda Hatton.

Directorate responsibilities:

  • Statutory responsibility - Director of Children's Services
  • support for people with learning disabilities
  • children's social care
  • fostering and adoption
  • young people's services
  • early years service
  • Special Educational Needs
  • school improvement
  • school organisation and support
  • adult education and skills
  • communities and equalities, leisure and community centres
  • people and neighbourhoods strategy and policy
  • Statutory responsibility - Director of Adult Services
  • Health and Social Care integration and joint commissioning
  • adult social care
  • care management
  • residential care
  • home care
  • respite care
  • carers support
  • mental health services
  • support for people with learning disabilities
  • reablement
  • safeguarding

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.

Find out more about the structure of the Children, Education and Communities directorate.


Director of Public Health: Sharon Stoltz

Director of Public Health: Sharon Stoltz.

Directorate responsibilities:

  • Statutory responsibility - Director of Public Health
  • 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 as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and associated regulations
  • promoting and protecting the health of residents
  • reducing health inequalities
  • lead officer for the Health and Wellbeing Board and production of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
  • 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.

Find out more about the structure of the Health, Housing and Adult Social Care directorate.


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Telephone: 01904 551550