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Senior Management Team

Chief Executive - Tom Horwood

Tom leads the management team and is responsible for ensuring that, as a public authority, Waverley acts properly, ensuring equitable, quality services are delivered to all customers within a tight financial framework. The Chief Executive is responsible for advising councillors on how the organisation should be resourced to achieve its aims and for delivering the strategies set by councillors. Tom also carries out the statutory roles of Head of Paid Service, Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer.

Tom Horwood, Chief Executive

Tel: 01483 523238 


Strategic Director - Annie Righton

Annie is the Strategic Director responsible for leading Waverley's environment, housing, leisure and business transformation. This includes Waverley Borough Council's housing portfolio and family support service.

Annie Righton, Strategic Director

Tel: 01483 523206


Strategic Director - Graeme Clark

Graeme is the chief financial officer and the statutory officer appointed by council under Section 151 of the local Government Act 1972. Graeme leads on financial management and ensures that the council provides value for money. As well as looking after the council's strategic finances and safeguarding the council's assets and resources, Graeme is responsible for commercial services, finance, property, revenues and benefits and planning.

Graeme Clark, Strategic Director

Tel: 01483 523099


Head of Commercial Services - Kelvin Mills

  • Arts
  • Building Control
  • Careline
  • Leisure
  • Parks and Countryside
  • Waverley Training Services

Kelvin Mills, Head of Commercial Services
Tel: 01483 523432

Head of Business Transformation - David Allum

  • Customer Service
  • Facilities
  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Office support

David Allum, Head of Business Transformation
Tel: 01483 523338

Head of Environmental Services - Richard Homewood

  • Waste
  • Recycling
  • Street cleaning
  • Car parking
  • Environmental Health
  • Emergency Planning & Business Continuity
  • Licensing
  • Sustainability

Richard Homewood, Head of Environmental Services
Tel: 01483 523411

Head of Finance & Property - Peter Vickers

  • Exchequer and debt recovery
  • Financial management
  • Risk and insurance
  • Council Tax and Business Rates collection
  • Housing and Council Tax benefits
  • Procurement
  • Commercial property investment and management

Peter Vickers, Head of Finance
Tel: 01483 523539

Head of Housing Operations - Hugh Wagstaff

  • Home ownership
  • Tenancy & Estates
  • Senior Living
  • Asset Management
  • Family support
  • Rent Accounts
  • Operations

Hugh Wagstaff, Head of Housing Operations
Tel: 01483 523361

Head of Housing Delivery and Communities - Andrew Smith

  • Housing Needs
  • Service Improvement
  • Housing Development
  • Private Sector Housing
  • Housing Strategy and Enabling
  • Communities and Community Safety

Andrew Smith, Head of Housing Delivery and Communities
Tel: 01483 523096

Head of Planning and Economic Development - Zac Ellwood

  • Development Control
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Planning Policy and Projects
  • Economic Development

Zac Ellwood, Head of Planning and Economic Development
Tel: 01483 523395

Head of Policy and Governance - Robin Taylor

  • Corporate Policy
  • Communications and Engagement
  • Democratic Services
  • Elections
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Services, Land Charges and FOI
  • Monitoring Officer

Robin Taylor, Head of Policy and Governance (Monitoring Officer)
Tel: 01483 523108