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Council departments and management team

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

The directorates

  • Communities and Environment
  • Customer Services
  • Development and Housing
  • Resources

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 [474.08KB] 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:

  • Revenues and Benefits shared service with Lancaster City Council
  • ICT
  • Customer Contact Centre
  • Culture and Events
  • Engineering
  • Investment Property
  • Operational Property 

Ally Brown - Director of Communities and Environment

Ally Brown - Director of Corporate Services Communities and Environmental services includes:

  • Environmental Health
  • Advice and Community Services
  • Neighbourhood Services
  • Parks and Street Scene
  • Transport 
  • Waste Management
  • Workforce

 Chris Hayward - Director of Development and Housing

Chris Hayward - Director of Development  Development includes:

  • City Growth and Regeneration
  • City Development
  • Economic Growth
  • Planning Policy
  • Development Management
  • Building Control
  • Private Sector Housing

 Jackie Wilding - Director of Resources and Section 151 Officer

Head shot of Jackie Wilding City Treasurer Resources and Section 151 Officer includes

  • City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer
  • Legal
  • Accountancy Services
  • Audit


What services do Lancashire County Council offer?

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

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