Council structure

Information about the council's committee and corporate structure.

How is East Riding of Yorkshire Council structured?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is structured under two headings; councillors and officers.

The full council (a meeting of all councillors) is the strategic body, responsible for all decisions and oversees the work of the council. The day-to-day decision making is undertaken by the Cabinet and other committees under the council committee structure.

The operational side of the council (ie day-to-day functions) is carried out by council officers (paid staff) under the corporate council structure.

What is the council committee structure?

This is the structure under which councillors work and is divided into a number of committees.

View the councillor committee structure below:

Council committee structure (pdf 64kb)

Who are the committee chairmen?

The following chart details the chairmen of the various council committees:

Committee Chairmen (pdf 7.24mb)

Where can I find details of the council's corporate structure?

The council's corporate structure is divided into five directorates. Below are the details of the council's corporate management structure:

Council corporate structure (pdf 250kb)

Chief Executive

Caroline Lacey

Director of Corporate Resources

Darren Stevens

Heads of Service 

Head of Human Resources 
Lynsey Linton 

Head of Legal and Democratic Services 
Mathew Buckley 

Head of Finance
Julian Neilson

Head of Digital, Change and Technology 
Brigette Giles

Director of Adults, Health and Customer Services

John Skidmore  

Heads of Service

Head of Business Management and Commissioning 

Yvonne Rhodes

Head of Culture and Customer Services 
Ian Rayner

Head of Adult Services  
Lee Thompson 

Head of Public Health (Statutory Director of Public Health) 
Andy Kingdom

Director of Communities and Environment

Paul Bellotti

Head of Streetscene Services 
Paul Tripp

Head of Housing, Transportation and Public Protection 
Paul Abbott

Head of Revenues and Procurement
Gillian Barley

Head of Infrastructure and Facilities 
Dave Waudby

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Alan Menzies 

Heads of Service

Head of Planning and Development Management
Stephen Hunt

Head of Economic Development and Communications
Paul Bell 

Head of Asset Strategy 
Ian Burnett 

Director of Children, Families and Schools

Eoin Rush

Heads of Service

Head of Children and Young People, Education and Schools 
Deborah Myers

Interim Head of Children and Young People Support and Safeguarding Services  
Penny Donno 

Interim Head of Children and Young People Specialist Services  
Ellie Gray

To contact a member of the council's corporate or senior management team please call:

Tel: (01482) 393939

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