Our Executive Management Team (EMT) comprises the Chief Executive, Executive Directors and the Directors of Public Health and Policy, Performance and Communications, 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.

Chief Executive, Kate Josephs

Email: chief.executive@sheffield.gov.uk

People Services portfolio

Executive Director

John Macilwraith

Email: John.Macilwraith@sheffield.gov.uk

Phone: 0114 273 5726 

Director of Children and Families Service

Carly Speechley

Email: carly.speechley@sheffield.gov.uk

Phone: 0114 273 4913 

  • OFSTED Responsible Individual for Regulated Services
  • Children’s Social Work Services
  • Fostering Service
  • Adoption Service
  • Safeguarding Service
  • Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Social Work Service
  • CiC Placement QA and brokerage
  • Children in Care Services
  • Care Leavers Services
  • Corporate Parenting
  • Children’s Residential Services
  • Aldine House Secure Home
  • Youth Justice Service
  • Multi-Agency Support Teams delivery
  • Early Intervention and Prevention Services delivery
  • Teaching Partnership and Step up to Social Work 

Director of Education and Skills

Andrew Jones

Email: andrew.jones1@sheffield.gov.uk

Phone: 07791 550826

Schools - including:

  • Advocacy for Children and Young People
  • Outdoor Education Service, including Swimming
  • School Places, Planning and Commissioning
  • Foundation Stage Learning Outcomes
  • Children Missing from Education
  • School Admissions and Admission Appeals
  • SEND Services
  • Strategic Lead for SEND, including Education Psychology, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired and Autism Service
  • Strategic Lead for Services to Schools
  • De-escalation Service for Schools, Communities and Parents
  • Early Years Inclusion
  • Music Service
  • Early Years Standards
  • Attendance Services
  • Children’s University
  • Oversight Academies Programme

Primary and Targeted Intervention:

  • Learn Sheffield & the commission to them for delivery of LA statutory functions for school improvement (Primary, Secondary and Special Schools)
  • Performance Monitoring, Challenge and Intervention
  • Learn Sheffield & Partnership & Communication with Schools
  • Targeted Support for Vulnerable Groups, including those with EAL
  • Educational Attainment of Looked After Children – Virtual School
  • Maintained Nursery Schools
  • Our Voice Matters Survey

Learning, Employment and Skills:

  • 14-24 Partnerships and Planning
  • Alternative Provision
  • Family and Community Education
  • Gateway and Vulnerable Peoples Resettlement Programme
  • High Needs Learning Provision
  • Targeted Education Interventions 
  • Progression Programme Development – Enterprise, Employment & Digital Skills 
  • Post 16 Learning Provision
  • Employment Policy and Programmes
  • Skills (all age) Policy and Programmes
  • Skills Made Easy & Apprenticeship Reform Programme
  • Sheffield City Region Local Authority Lead Officer for Skills & Employment.
  • Extended Learning and Support
  • Apprenticeship Scheme (Delivery)

Director of Strategy and Commissioning

John Doyle

Email: john.doyle@sheffield.gov.uk

Phone: 0114 273 5663

  • Strategic Resource Planning (Business and Portfolio Strategy, Planning and Monitoring)
  • Performance Management
  • Business Information Management
  • Change Programme Development and Monitoring
  • Business Improvement, Efficiency and VFM
  • Portfolio Business Support
  • Staff and Customer Involvement
  • Capital Strategy
  • Schools Resourcing Strategies
  • Information Strategy
  • Risk Management, Information Governance, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity
  • Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion

Business Partner Relationship Management:

  • Asset Management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Commercial Services
  • Legal
  • Policy and Communications
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Procurement
  • Customer First
  • Transformation Change Programmes
  • Emergency Planning and Business Continuity
  • Schools Transport Strategy
  • School Food Services
  • Financial Probity and Performance
  • Services to Schools Financial and Resource Planning
  • Portfolio Policy, Planning and Performance
  • Portfolio Information Risk Owner (PIRO)
  • Portfolio Applications and Information Assets – support and development
  • Portfolio Digital Strategy – alongside Corporate Strategy
  • Analytics and Statutory Returns
  • Social Care Accounts Service (SCAS)
  • Adult Social Care Information Advice and Guidance support
  • Learning and Skills grant funding and contracts
  • E-Learning
  • Executive Director Deputy 


  • Integrated Commissioning Unit
  • Children’s Public Health
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Maternity and Early Years
  • Infant Mortality
  • Sexual Health
  • Future in Mind Programme
  • Children’s Joint Commissioning
  • 0 – 19 Healthy Child Programme Commissioning

Commissioning – Including :

  • Housing-related Support
  • Intelligence and Forecasting
  • Commissioning of SEN Places
  • Carers
  • Hospital and Home Tuition Service
  • Service Development (personalisation, prevention, integrated services)
  • Contracts and Partnerships
  • Drug and Alcohol/Domestic Abuse Co-ordination (DACT)
  • Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Health and Care Integration (BCF)
  • Community Equipment
  • Early Years Planning and Sufficiency – Business Strategy Strategic Leadership of the Early Years – Commissioning/Learning
  • Childcare/Childminders
  • 0-5 Strategy / Best Start – Commissioning
  • Multi-Agency Support Teams – Commissioning
  • Early Intervention and Prevention Services – Commissioning

Director of Adult Health and Social Care

Alexis Chappell

Email: alexis.chappell@sheffield.gov.uk

Phone: 0114 273 6622

  • Adult social work including older people, physical disability, learning disability, sensory impairment
  • Access and Prevention service to ensure early help and advice both in community and hospital
  • Locality teams to provide case coordination for people living in the community
  • Future Options teams to support adults of working age living in care homes to increase their independence and inclusion
  • Adult Safeguarding Investigations, Serious Incidents and Serious Case Reviews
  • Support for Carers
  • Community Reablement Services including STIT
  • Learning Disability provider services: Supported Living, Day Services, Residential Short Breaks – LDD Accommodation Strategy
  • Adult Placement Shared Lives
  • Citywide Care Alarms including Assistive Technology
  • Occupational Therapy, Equipment and Adaptations Services
  • Commissioning and contracting of care and support for older people, physical disability, learning disability, sensory impairment (including community-based support, care homes, community equipment, direct payments)
  • User/Carer Engagement

Director of Communities

Dawn Shaw

Email: dawn.shaw@sheffield.gov.uk

Phone: 0114 273 4486

Libraries Archive and Information Services:

  • Community Libraries
  • Central Library
  • Cohesion and Migration
  • Home Library Service
  • Patient Library Services
  • Partnerships with Co-delivered and Associate Library Groups
  • Governance of Library Assets
  • BIPC Centre
  • Archives and Heritage Services
  • Local Studies
  • Records Management
  • Children’s and Schools library services
  • Universal Offers

Community Digital Inclusion Strategy

Voluntary Sector:

  • Grant Aid
  • Strategic lead on engagement with the Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector
  • Voluntary Sector Strategy
  • Volunteering Strategy.

Locality Management:

  • Local Area Partnerships
  • Voluntary Sector Liaison
  • Local Ward Councillor Support

Community Development:

  • Strategic Commissioning of Community Development
  • Building Community Assets
  • Increasing Community Resilience
  • Multi Agency and Partnership Working.
  • Development of Community Hubs
  • Public Health Community Wellbeing Programme
  • Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Community Support Workers Service

·       Community safety

Cohesion and Migration:

  • Community Cohesion (Engagement with Schools and Communities)

Place portfolio

Executive Director

Laraine Manley

Email: laraine.manley@sheffield.gov.uk  

Telephone: 0114 273 4300

Director of Place Operational Services

Mick Crofts

Strategic Role:

  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Resource Planning
  • Business Partner Relationship Management
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Performance Management
  • Programme Management
  • Resilience Management
  • Risk
  • Business Continuity
  • Corporate Emergency Planning
  • Strategic Resource Planning

Operational Services:

  • City Centre Management
  • City and Community Events
  • Graffiti Removal (except on highways)
  • Highway Maintenance - Streets Ahead PFI
  • Licensing
  • Parking Services
  • Regulatory Services: Health Protection
  • Regulatory Services: Environmental Protection
  • Regulatory Services: Trading Standards
  • Regulatory Services: Pest Control
  • Sheffield Markets
  • Waste Management (including abandoned vehicles)

Email: michael.crofts@sheffield.gov.uk
Telephone: 0114 273 6148

Director of City Centre Development

Nalin Seneviratne

City Centre Major Investment/Regeneration Projects:

  • Sheffield Retail Quarter
  • Flood Protection Programme

Email: nalin.seneviratne@sheffield.gov.uk
Telephone: 0114 205 7017

Director of City Growth

Edward Highfield

  • Air Quality
  • Building Standards and Public Safety
  • Business Growth
  • Inward Investment
  • Capital Delivery Service
  • City Branding and Identity
  • Corporate Property Services: Commercial Estate Management
  • Corporate Property Services: Estate and Valuation Services
  • Corporate Property Services: Kier Asset Partnership Ltd Shared Services - Estate and Valuation Services
  • Corporate Property Services: Rural Estates Management
  • Property Disposals and Acquisitions
  • Regeneration
  • Economic Strategy
  • External Marketing of Sheffield
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Highways Maintenance - Streets Ahead PFI
  • Indigenous Business Support/Aftercare
  • Maximising Economic Impact of Major Events
  • Planning - Development Management and Local Plan
  • Promoting Sheffield as a Business Location
  • Promoting Sheffield to Attract Leisure and Business Tourism
  • Rural Estates Management
  • Sector Development
  • Sheffield City Region and Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Sheffield Housing Company
  • South Yorkshire Archaeology 
  • Strategic Development and Funding
  • Transport, Traffic Infrastructure

Email: edward.highfield@sheffield.gov.uk
Telephone: 0114 223 2349

Director of Culture, Parks & Leisure

Lisa Firth

  • Sport and physical activity projects and programmes
  • Contracts and funding with sports facility providers
  • Allotments
  • Arts development and major projects
  • Contracts and funding with major arts partners including Sheffield Theatres, museums trusts, Showroom and Site Gallery
  • Coroner’s Service
  • Bereavement Services
  • Medico Legal Centre 
  • Housing estate grounds maintenance
  • Parks and Woodlands
  • Ranger Service
  • Public Health: environment, physical activity, food policy, tobacco control

Email: lisa.firth@sheffield.gov.uk
Telephone: 0114 273 5071

Director of Housing & Neighbourhood Services

Janet Sharpe

  • Neighbourhood Management
  • Neighbourhood & Tenancy Management – enforcement
  • Tenancy and Right to Buy Fraud
  • Management of SCC First points and Council Housing Service customer access point
  • Community Engagement – city wide and local engagement
  • Management of Tenant and Residents Associations
  • Estates Service – locally based waste management, recycling, block cleaning.
  • Working with Estate and Env Services to develop neighbourhood plans with Parks
  • Management of Local budgets – going local and community fund
  • Management of HRA owned buildings i.e. area offices and meeting rooms
  • Management of garages – maintenance of waiting list, lettings and collection of rent
  • Income Management and Financial Inclusion incl implementation of Universal Credit for Council tenants
  • Prevent, Channel, Hate Crime, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and Reducing Reoffending
  • Lead Director for the Community Safety Plan and Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment (JSIA)
  • Rehousing Policy, Allocations, Access to Housing
  • Older Person’s Independent Living
  • Interim and Supported Housing, Furnished Accommodation
  • Gypsies and Traveller Site Management
  • Homelessness, Rough Sleepers, Accommodation, Commissioning, Safeguarding and Support Services
  • Provider Services
  • Housing Options and Advice Services
  • Private Sector Housing – Regulation, Licensing, Tenant Support Services, Lettings Agency and Enforcement
  • Page Hall Neighbourhood Management
  • Home Ownership and Revenue Services (including Regional Homes and Loans Services and, Accountable Body)
  • Council Housing Strategy/ Integrated Housing and Repairs Strategy
  • HRA Business Plan (Responsible for the 30 year plan)
  • Registered Social Landlords Compliance & Liaison
  • Asset Management Strategy for HRA assets
  • Non Domestic HRA Land and Asset Investment and Disposal
  • Delivery of the Garage Strategy
  • Estate Services Review
  • Housing & Neighbourhoods Capital Programme development and delivery
  • Investment Programme
  • Technical Standards and Design standards
  • Fire Strategy for residential 
  • Health and Safety Policy and Staff Engagement
  • Community Engagement & Tenant
  • Adaptations – public and private policy and delivery
  • Vacant Property Management
  • Commission for Responsive Repairs and Planned Maintenance (insourced service)
  • Repairs Policy and Strategy, Management of Disrepairs and Permissions 
  • Leaseholder Management Services
  • Relationship management of licences and long leases with RSLs
  • Estate Services Strategy and Policy, city wide management of waste, green and hard landscaping standards, education and enforcement
  • Housing specific contract management for waste and grounds maintenance services
  • Management of Garden Pledge and Vacant Gardens
  • Garden Competition
  • Environmental Management System implementing BS10014.
  • Housing Employability Programme
  • Housing Strategy and Policy (including Private Sector Housing Strategy)
  • Housing Growth Delivery – Council Build Programme
  • Affordable Housing – New Provision and RP Partnership
  • Sheffield Housing Company Management
  • Housing and Neighbourhood Regeneration

Email: janet.sharpe@sheffield.gov.uk
Telephone: 0114 273 5493 

Director of Transport & Facilities Management

Neil Dawson

Facilities Management:

  • Managed Service - Council Buildings (Office and Depot Accommodation)
  • Repairs and Maintenance
  • Statutory Risk Assessment and Plant Servicing
  • PFI Contract Management
  • Energy Management & Strategy
  • Capital Investment & Strategy
  • Asset Management Data – CAD, Condition Surveys, GIS, Land Registry & Property Records
  • Property Management of Schools
  • Cleaning
  • Corporate Mail
  • Corporate Room Bookings
  • Community Centres & Lettings
  • War Memorial Management
  • Security
  • Accommodation Moves

Council Buildings:

  • Town Hall Attendants
  • Delivery of Repairs & Maintenance
  • Delivery of Plant Servicing
  • Delivery of Minor Works Projects
  • Emergency Repairs – Out of Hours

Housing, Repairs & Maintenance Service:

  • Responsive Repairs to Council Houses
  • Repairs to Communal Areas
  • Repairs to Void Properties
  • Gas Repairs/Servicing
  • Electrical Hard-Wire Testing
  • Repairs to District/Domestic Heating
  • Installation/Repairs to Lifts
  • Heating System Renewals
  • Refurbishment of Fire Damaged/Acquired Properties
  • Installation of Gas/Electrical Appliances
  • Enforced Repairs to Private Landlord Owned Properties
  • Handyperson Service
  • Emergency Repairs – Out of Hours


  • Vehicle/Plant Procurement and Management of the Council Fleet
  • Management of the Vehicle Fleet Fuel Stock
  • Transport Contracts and Fleet Management
  • Passenger Transport for Vulnerable Adults and Children
  • Taxi Driver and Vehicle Testing
  • Vehicle Testing, Vehicle and Plant Maintenance and Repair

Email: neil.dawson@sheffield.gov.uk
Telephone: 0114 203 7592

Resources portfolio

Executive Director

Eugene Walker

  • Overall Portfolio Accountability
  • Statutory Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer for SCC)
  • Statutory City Region Finance Officer (Section 73 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

Mark Gannon

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

Email: mark.gannon@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 273 6818

Director of Finance and Commercial Services

Ryan Keyworth

Strategic Finance:

  • Financial Planning and Accounting
  • Financial Systems support and helpdesk
  • Internal Audit
  • External Grant Funding
  • Treasury
  • Taxation
  • Insurance and Risk
  • Deputy Statutory Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer for SCC)

Financial Business Partnering:

Financial Business Partnering for all portfolios

Commercial Business Development:

  • Capital Programme Budgeting and Accounting
  • Finance & Commercial Projects
  • Housing and Council Tax Benefits Client Team
  • Council Tax and Business Rates Collection
  • Collection of Sundry Debt
  • Construction Category (Procurement)
  • Income & Commercialisation Agenda
  • Investment Strategy
  • Corporate Debt Recovery

Procurement and Supply Chain:

  • Commercial, Commissioning, Procurement and Contract Management, Processes and Support
  • Business Services Category (Procurement)
  • Young People, Health and Care Category (Procurement)
  • Strategic Contract Management (eg 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

Email: Ryan.Keyworth@sheffield.gov.uk

Telephone: 0114 205 7303

Director of Human Resources and Customer Services

Mark Bennett

Human Resources:

  • HR Business Partners
  • HR Policy and Specialist Advice on Employment Matters
  • HR Advice and Support on People Management
  • Workforce Development Unit
  • Schools HR Service - Strategy and Governance
  • Learning and Development Delivery Service
  • HR Support for Major Change Projects
  • Occupational Health
  • Health and Safety
  • HR Connect - Capita HR Transactions
  • HR Connect - Capita Payroll

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: mark.bennett@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 

Policy, Performance and Communications

Director Policy, Performance and Communications

James Henderson

Email: james.henderson@sheffield.gov.uk

Phone: 0114 205 3126

  • Corporate Policy and Strategy
  • Corporate Research and Analysis, including spatial analysis and GIS
  • Communications, including Campaigns, Marketing, Press and PR, Print and Design and Internal Communications
  • Corporate Consultation and Community Involvement
  • Digital Services
  • Elections, Referenda and Electoral Registration
  • Equalities, Social Justice, and Poverty Strategy
  • Performance Management
  • Public Health Intelligence
  • Public Service Reform
  • Scrutiny
  • Sheffield Partnership Board
  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Lead Director for Customer Experience

Director of Public Health

Greg Fell

Email: greg.fell@sheffield.gov.uk

Tel: 0114 205 7462

  • Public Health overall, including Health Improvement, Health Protection and Health Services’ Public Health
  • Public Health input to the (NHS) Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Lead Director for the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • Liaison with Executive Directors regarding Integration of Public Health Specialist Teams into the Portfolio Management Structures
  • Planning for and responding to emergencies that present a risk to public health
  • Membership of the Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Writing an Annual Report on the Health of the Population

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1 Union Street Howden House Sheffield S1 2SH