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Senior Management Team

Joint Chief Executive - Tom Horwood

As Joint Chief Executive for Guildford Borough Council and Waverley Borough Council, Tom leads the management team and is responsible for ensuring that these public authorities act properly, ensuring equitable, quality services are delivered to all customers within a tight financial framework.

The Joint Chief Executive is responsible for advising councillors on how the organisations should be resourced to achieve their aims and for delivering the strategies set by councillors. Tom is also the statutory Head of Paid Service.

Tom Horwood

Joint Chief Executive

Guildford Borough Council & Waverley Borough Council

Email: tom.horwood@waverley.gov.uk

Community Wellbeing

Annie Righton

Joint Strategic Director, Community Wellbeing

Guildford Borough Council & Waverley Borough Council

Email: annie.righton@waverley.gov.uk


Place

Dawn Hudd

Joint Strategic Director, Place

Guildford Borough Council & Waverley Borough Council

Email: dawn.hudd@guildford.gov.uk


Transformation and Governance

Ian Doyle

Joint Strategic Director, Transformation and Governance

Guildford Borough Council & Waverley Borough Council

Email: ian.doyle@guildford.gov.uk

From 1 October 2022, the Executive Heads of Service are responsible for these functions across both Guildford Borough Council and Waverley Borough Council:

Communications & Customer Services: Nicola Haymes

  • Communications and engagement
  • Complaints
  • Ombudsman
  • Customer services
  • Case management
  • Digital services
  • FOI
  • ICT and business systems.

Community Services: Sam Hutchison

  • Careline
  • Community grants
  • Community Safety, incl CS Partnership
  • Disabled facilities grants, adaptations
  • Family support
  • Health
  • Safeguarding
  • Supporting vulnerable people, migrants and refugees.

Environmental Services: Chris Wheeler

  • Bereavement
  • Green spaces, parks, countryside, trees
  • Fleet operations
  • Street cleaning
  • Waste and recycling.

Housing Services: Andrew Smith

  • Homelessness
  • Housing advice
  • Housing maintenance and repairs
  • Landlord services.

From 1 October 2022, the Executive Heads of Service are responsible for these functions across both Guildford Borough Council and Waverley Borough Council:

Assets and Property: Marieke van der Reijden

  • Property and land assets
  • Engineers
  • Facilities.

Planning Development (Interim): Gilian Macinnes

  • Planning applications
  • Planning enforcement
  • Planning integration and improvement.

Regeneration & Planning Policy: Abi Lewis

  • Corporate capital projects
  • Economic development
  • Housing delivery
  • Planning policy, design, conservation, transport
  • Regeneration.

Regulatory Services: Richard Homewood

  • Air quality
  • Corporate health and safety
  • Emergency planning
  • Environmental health/crime
  • Food safety
  • Licensing
  • Private sector housing.

From 1 October 2022, the Executive Heads of Service are responsible for these functions across both Guildford Borough Council and Waverley Borough Council:

Commercial Services: Kelvin Mills

  • Building control
  • Events
  • Heritage
  • Leisure
  • Parking (on and off street)
  • Waverley Training Services.

Finance: Peter Vickers

(Section 151 Officer)

  • Finance and accounting
  • Internal Audit
  • Procurement
  • Revenues and Benefits.

Legal and Democratic Services (Interim): Stephen Rix

(Monitoring Officer)

  • Democratic and committee services
  • Elections
  • Executive and civic support
  • GDPR
  • Information security, governance
  • Legal
  • Overview & Scrutiny support.

Organisational Development: Robin Taylor

  • Business transformation
  • Climate change
  • HR, learning and development, payroll
  • Strategy, policy and performance
  • Programme assurance
  • Risk management, business continuity.