The majority of the staff within the council work in one of four directorates each led by a director.

The directorates

  • Corporate Services
  • Customer Services
  • Development

Directorates are a way of grouping services together, with a sense of common purpose providing services in a way that will make sense to those who use them. There is a clear expectation that everyone who works for the council will work together across this structure, to deliver the best possible services for the people of Preston.

The chief executive along with each of the directors and the city treasurer meet weekly as the Corporate Management Team. This team works closely with the political leadership of the council.

Every team in the council has a regular team meeting to ensure that colleagues at every level of the council are coming together to discuss service delivery.

You can view Icon for pdf The Councils department structure [31.36KB] here. 

Corporate Management Team

The chief executive has overall responsibility for the management of the council and also directly manages a smaller team.

Chief Executive - Adrian Phillips

Chief Executive Adrian Phillips  Adrian Phillips is the Council's Chief Executive.

The Chief Executive has overall management and operational responsibility, he also has direct responsibility for:-

  • Policy
  • The Social Justice Programme
  • Communications

Neil Fairhurst - Deputy Chief Executive/ Director of Customer Services

Neil Fairhurst interim Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer Service Customer Services includes:

  • Harris museum and Art Gallery
  • ICT
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • Customer Contact Centre
  • Property
  • Waste Management
  • Parks and Street Scene
  • Operational Estate and Engineering

Ally Brown - Director of Corporate Services

Ally Brown - Director of Corporate Services Corporate Services includes:

  • Member Services
  • Human Resources and Civics
  • Legal Services
  • Electoral Services
  • Finance
  • Communities and Engagement
  • Homelessness and Housing

 Chris Hayward - Director of Development

Chris Hayward - Director of Development  Development includes:

  • Planning Management
  • Housing and Planning Policy
  • City Development
  • Environmental Health

 Jackie Wilding - City Treasurer, Section 151 Officer

Head shot of Jackie Wilding City Treasurer Accountancy Services





What services do Lancashire County Council offer?

Lancashire County Council is the main authority for the following services in Preston: