Our Executive Management Team (EMT) comprises of the Chief Executive and Executive Directors and provides strategic direction.

It deals with key corporate issues and strategic service issues. It makes decisions, formulates recommendations for the political leadership, and gives a steer on policy issues where this is necessary.

EMT can make managerial decisions on how we operate or on the application of policy that has already been politically agreed, but not set new policy which is the role of elected members.

Issues that go to EMT that require a political decision then go onto a Cabinet Management Team/EMT meeting, then onto Cabinet, and where necessary onto a meeting of Full Council.

There are 4 Executive Directors who are each responsible for a portfolio, and who are members of EMT. The Policy, Performance and Communications service, which is not part of any portfolio, is represented at EMT by the Chief Executive.

Chief Executive, John Mothersole

PA: Shona Cook

Telephone: 0114 273 4002

Children, young people & families

The Executive Director for Children, Young People and Families Portfolio (CYPF) is Jayne Ludlam. The service is led by the following groups:

Portfolio Leadership Team (PLT)

This consists of:

  • Jayne Ludlam (Executive Director)
  • Carly Speechley  (Director of Children and Families)
  • John Doyle (Director, Business Strategy)
  • Tony Tweedy (Director, Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities)
  • Dawn Walton (Children's Commissioner and Director of Inclusion and Learning Service)

Inclusion and Learning Services

  • Learning and Achievement - Janet Doherty
  • Inclusion and Targeted Services - Tim Bowman
  • Access and Pupil Services - Alena Prentice
  • Primary and Targeted Interventions - Pam Smith

Children and Families

  • Carly Speechley (Director of Children and Families)
  • Provider Services – Joel Hanna (Assistant Director)
  • Fieldwork Services – Christine Bennett (Assistant Director)
  • Early Years and Prevention and Early Intervention – Nicola Shearstone (Acting Assistant Director))
  • Safeguarding – Victoria Horsefield (Assistant Director)
  • Youth Offending – Andy Stirling (Service Manager)

Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities

  • Tony Tweedy (Director, Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities)
  • Lifelong Learning - Dee Desgranges
  • Policy and Performance and Partnership - Sam Martin
  • Employment and Skills - Eve Waite

Business Strategy

  • John Doyle (Director, Business Strategy)
  • Capital and Funding Strategy - Mark Sheikh
  • Business and Operational Support Service and Information Strategy - Dominic Sleath

Children's Commissioning Unit

  • Antony Hughes (Children's Commissioner and Director of Inclusion and Learning Service)
  • Partnerships with schools and others - Julie James
  • Parental and Young People Engagement and Consultation - Rebecca Mason
  • Consultant in Public Health - Bethan Plant


Executive Director

Jayne Ludlam 

Telephone: 273 5726

Email: jayne.ludlam@sheffield.gov.uk  

Director of Business Strategy

Laura Pattman

  • Policy, Performance and Planning
  • Information Monitoring
  • Business Systems and Information
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Business Partner relationships
  • Quality and Service improvement
  • Safeguarding Policy and Governance

Telephone: 0114 273 6622

Email: laura.pattman@sheffield.gov.uk

Director of Commissioning

Joe Fowler

  • Housing Revenue Account Business Plan
  • Housing Commissioning
  • Social Landlords relationships
  • Housing-related support
  • Adult Social Care Commissioning
  • Intelligence and Forecasting
  • Older People
  • Mental Health
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Carers
  • Service Development (personalisation, prevention, integrated services)
  • Contracts and Partnerships
  • Drug and Alcohol/Domestic Abuse Co-ordination (DACT)

Telephone: 0114 273 5060

Email: joe.fowler@sheffield.gov.uk.

Director of Adult Services

Phil Holmes

  • Adult Social Work Assessment and Care Management
  • Hospital and Intermediate Care Social Work Services
  • Adult Safeguarding Investigations and Care Management
  • Joint Learning Disability Service, including Social Work, Supported Accommodation, Day Opportunities, Supported Employment,Short Breaks and Respite Care
  • Safeguarding and Strategic Overview and Governance
  • Serious Incidents and Serious Case Reviews
  • Social Work Practice Development
  • Personal Budgets and Direct Payments
  • Services for People with Sensory Impairment
  • Support for Carers
  • Community Reablement Services
  • Care4You Adult Provider Services
  • Adult Placement Shared Lives
  • Citywide Care Alarms
  • Occupational Therapy, Equipment and Adaptations Services

Telephone: 0114 273 6751 

Email: phil.holmes@sheffield.gov.uk

Director of Housing and Neighbourhood Services

Janet Sharpe

  • Area Housing Management
  • Tenancy Management and Enforcement
  • Income Management and Financial Inclusion
  • Access to Housing (Rehousing)
  • Older Person’s Independent Living
  • Interim Supported Housing Team and Furnished Accommodation
  • Gypsies and Traveller Sites
  • Community Safety and Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Community Engagement & Governance
  • Vacant Property Management
  • Asset Management Strategy
  • Housing Investment Programme Delivery - programme planning, consultation and delivery
  • Building Standards and Housing Design Services
  • Financial Planning and HRA Business Plan Delivery
  • Responsive repairs and planned maintenance
  • Leaseholder Services
  • Estates and Environmental Services
  • Migration/Asylum
  • Homelessness, Accommodation and Support Services
  • Housing Options and Advice
  • Private Sector Rented Housing Service and Regulation
  • Page Hall Neighbourhood Management
  • Home Ownership and Revenues
  • Adaptations Delivery – public and private delivery
  • Non-Highways Project
  • Housing Employability Programme
  • Future of Council Housing
  • Repairs and Maintenance Options Review
  • Adaptations delivery of public sector works.
  • HRA Business Plan (responsible for the 30 year plan)
  • Liaison with registered Social Landlords 
  • Housing Strategy and Policy
  • Housing Growth Delivery and Affordable Housing
  • Housing and Neighbourhood Regeneration (including Park Hill)
  • Successful Centres
  • Homes and Loans
  • Capital Planning
  • Housing Sustainable Energy and Environmental Strategy

Telephone: 0114 273 5493 

Email: janet.sharpe@sheffield.gov.uk


Executive Director

Laraine Manley

Telephone: 0114 273 4300

Email: laraine.manley@sheffield.gov.uk  

Director of Business Strategy and Regulation

Mick Crofts

  • Business Strategy
  • Programme Management
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Licensing
  • Waste Management
  • Medico Legal Centre
  • Coroner's Service

Email: michael.crofts@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 273 6148

Director of Capital and Major Projects

Nalin Seneviratne

  • Capital Delivery Service
  • New Retail Quarter (NRQ)
  • Asset Strategy & Commercial Property
  • Markets
  • Sustainable Development (temporary)
  • Emergency Planning/Business Continuity Shared Services - Rotherham and Sheffield Councils

Email: nalin.seneviratne@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 205 7017

Director of Creative Sheffield

Edward Highfield

  • Economic development
  • Economic strategy
  • Enterprise and business support
  • Investment attraction
  • Support for key employers
  • Developing Sheffield's key industry sectors

Email: edward.highfield@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 223 2360

Director of Culture and Environment

Paul Billington

  • Activity Sheffield
  • Business Development & Cultural Consortium
  • Partnerships & Special Projects
  • City Centre Management & Major Events
  • Policy & Projects
  • Parks & Public Realm
  • Countryside & Environment

Email: paul.billington@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 273 5071

Consultant in Public Health

Sheila Paul

  • Tobacco Control Programme Strategy & Commissioning
  • Physical Activity & Obesity Planning & Commissioning
  • Food & Obesity Planning & Commissioning
  • Environment, Sustainability, Transport & Planning Strategy & Commissioning

Email: sheila.paul@sheffield.gcsx.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 205 7465

Policy, Performance and Communications

Director of Policy, Performance and Communications

James Henderson

  • Communications
  • Elections, Equalities and Involvement
  • Performance and Research
  • Policy and Improvement
  • Public Health Intelligence
  • Business Support
  • Digital Services

Email: james.henderson@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 205 3126


Interim Executive Director

Eugene Walker

  • Overall Portfolio Accountability
  • Statutory Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer for SCC)
  • Statutory City Region Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer)
  • EMT Lead for Tackling Inequalities and Equality Hubs

Email: eugene.walker@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 273 5167 

Director of Business Change and Information Solutions


  • Digital Strategy
  • IT Strategy & Planning
  • ICT Outsourced Partnership Management
  • Business Change inc: Business Analysis, Enterprise Architecture, Programme and Project Management
  • IT Service Management inc: ICT Governance and Assurance
  • Information Security & Management
  • Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO)
  • Digital Inclusion/Digital Literacy
  • Lead Client Director – Capita Partnership Relationship
  • Strategic Change Programme

Telephone: 0114 273 6818

Director of Finance and Commercial Services

Marianne Betts

  • Commercial Services
  • Commercial, Commissioning, Procurement and Contract Management, Processes and Support
  • Business Services Category (Procurement)
  • Construction Category (Procurement)
  • Young People, Health and Care Category (Procurement)
  • Commercial Projects, Income & Commercialisation Agenda
  • Strategic Contract Management (e.g. Capita,  Waste, Streets Ahead, Social Housing Repairs and Maintenance, Corporate Repair, Property and FM, Howden House)
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • All External Spend Data and related Freedom of Information Requests
  • Approach/Process for Trade Supplier Payments
  • Managing Community Right to Challenge Submissions
  • Finance Service
  • Revenue Budget and Accounting
  • Capital Programme Budgeting and Accounting
  • Provision of the Financial System
  • Financial Business Partnering
  • Project Finance
  • Internal Audit
  • External Grant Funding
  • Housing and Council Tax Benefits Client Team
  • Council Tax and Business Rates Collection
  • Collection of Sundry Debt
  • Combined Authority
  • Treasury
  • Taxation
  • Deputy Statutory Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer for SCC)

Email: marianne.betts@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 205 7303

Director of Human Resources and Customer Services

Julie Toner

  • Human Resources
  • HR Business Partners
  • HR Consultancy and Change Team
  • HR  Systems and Business Services Team
  • Learning, Development and Training Service
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team
  • Capita Contract HR Transactions and Payroll
  • Occupational Health contract – Health Management Ltd
  • Customer Services
  • Corporate Call Centre, Council Housing Call Centre and Repairs Service Centre
  • City Wide Alarms Call Handling Service
  • 101 Service/Out of Hours Service
  • eServices
  • Corporate Complaints Team
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Customer Service Strategy and Projects
  • First Point, Reception Service
  • Blue Badge Service
  • Armed Forces Community Covenant
  • Sheffield Register Office
  • Customer Fulfilment Centre (processing of applications for parking permits, travel passes, free school meals)
  • Revenue and Benefits Call Centre

Email: julie.toner@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 273 4081

Director of Legal and Governance

Gillian Duckworth

  • Legal Services
  • Local Land Charges
  • Monitoring Officer
  • Standards
  • Constitution
  • Governance
  • Democratic Services
  • Member Development
  • Mayoral Team
  • Members Services

Email: gillian.duckworth@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 273 4018 

Director of Transport and Facilities Management

Neil Dawson

  • Facilities Management of the Corporate Estate
  • Facilities Management Contract Management
  • Schools Property Services
  • Property Records
  • Transport Management of the Corporate Fleet
  • Transport Contracts and Fleet Management
  • Passenger Transport for Vulnerable Adults and Children
  • Taxi Driver and Vehicle Testing
  • Vehicle Testing, Maintenance and Repairs

Email: neil.dawson@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 203 7592