Your council

Council directorates

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

Your directors

Chief Operating Officer and Director of Corporate and Customer Services: Ian Floyd

Chief Operating Officer and Director of Corporate and Customer Services: Ian Floyd.

Directorate responsibilities:

  • Statutory responsibility - 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 Housing, 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 Housing, 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 and Adult Social Care directorate.


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City of York Council

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Telephone: 01904 551550