Chief Officers' information

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View how our management team is structured on our Organisational Structure page

View summary of senior managers including salary and job descriptions (also available in csv format).

Ian Miller

Ian Miller

Contact information

01562 732700
Ian.Miller@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities

Head of the Council’s paid service and principal policy advisor to the Council. Leading and directing the workforce (>400 employees and a net budget of £12m) to achieve the council’s priorities. Line management responsibility for other members of the Corporate Leadership Team: three Corporate Directors and the Solicitor to the Council. Representing the council as appropriate at national, regional and local level. Returning officer for local and national elections and referenda.

Education

  • MA(Oxon), 1990
  • BA(Hons) in Classics, University of Oxford (St Anne's College)

Professional bodies

  • Member of Society of Local Authority Chief Executives
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)

Career information

Ian joined Wyre Forest District Council in December 2009. After 13 years in the civil service working on a number of areas of policy and legislation, he moved to local government in 2000 as head of finance, Welsh Local Government Association and then from 2002 as chief executive of Denbighshire County Council. From 2002 to 2008, Ian was also clerk to North Wales Fire Authority.

External roles

  • Member of the Partnership Board of PSP Wyre Forest LLP, OC416505
  • Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership: Member, Executive Officers’ Group; Member, Programme Delivery Board
  • Member, District Councils’ Network National Chief Executives' Group
  • Honorary Secretary, ALACE

Salary

£114,177.00 (April 2020). This includes duties as returning officer for district council elections.

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff; variable payments for acting as returning officer in respect of elections other than district council elections.

Job description

View Chief Executive Officer job description

Tracey Southall

Tracey Southall 1536X1536

Contact information

01562 732125
Tracey.Southall@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities

A member of the Corporate Leadership Team with lead responsibilities for all aspects of the Council's Financial Strategy and Financial Management, Revenues Benefits and Customer Services and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). Tracey is the Council's statutory Section 151 Officer and has Directorate responsibility for 56 F/T and 44 P/T employees including the following areas: Financial Services, Procurement, Payroll, Internal Audit, Council Tax, Benefits, Customer Services and ICT.

Education

  • Chartered Public Accountant (CPA) 1985
  • Accounting Technician (AAT) 1982

Professional bodies

  • Full Member of Charterd Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • Full Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians

Career information

Tracey joined Wyre Forest District Council in June 1979 straight from High School and studied for her professional qualifications while working across the Council in multiple roles taking the post of Group Accountant Housing in 1986 following her qualification as a Chartered Public Accountant. In January 1990 Tracey left the Council to start a family and returned in 192 in a temporary part-time project role covering the implementation of Compulsory Competitive Tendering legislation. In 1997 Tracey returned in a full time permanent capacity as Group Accountant. Following several financial roles Tracey was appointed to the post of Chief Financial officer in July 2013 and latterly as Director Resources from June 2017.

Salary

£77,105.00 (April 2020)

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff; payment of professional membership subscription to CIPFA.

Job description

View Corporate Director: Resources job descriptions

Mike Parker

Mike Parker 1536X1536

Contact information

01562 732500
Mike.Parker@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities

A member of the Corporate Leadership Team with lead responsibilities for maximising use of assets and carbon management, and Directorate responsibility for 39 F/T and 29 P/T employees within the following areas: Facilities Management, Planning Policy, Development Management, Building Control, Economic Development, Regeneration, Property, Strategic Housing Services, Flood and Watercourse Management, Health & Sustainability & Land Charges.

Education

  • BA(Hons) Urban and Regional Planning 1984
  • Bachelor of Town Planning 1986
  • Diploma in Surveying 1993

Professional bodies

  • Corporate Member of Royal Town Planning Institute

Career information

Mike joined Wyre Forest District Council in May 2000 as Development Control Manager, having previously worked in development control for Telford and Wrekin Council and Dudley MBC before that. In 2003 Mike was appointed to the post of Head of Planning Health & Environment and latterly as Director of Planning & Regulatory Services.

Salary

£77,105.00 (April 2020)

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff; payment of professional membership subscription to RTPI.

Job description

View Corporate Director: Economic Prospoerity and Place job description

Caroline Newlands

Caroline Newlands 1536X1536

Contact information

01562 732715
Caroline.Newlands@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities

Monitoring Officer

Salary

£65,608.00 (April 2020, FTE)

Job description

View Solicitor to the Council job description

Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey 1536X1536

Contact information

01562 732560
Kate.Bailey@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Salary

£55,148.00 (April 2020)

Job description

View Head of Strategic Growth job description

Steve Brant

Steve Brant 1536X1536

Contact information

01562 732922
Steve.Brant@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Salary

£55,148.00 (April 2020)

Job description

View Head of Operational Services job description

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