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Contact key officers

Contact details for all the directors and section heads are listed below. Use the link on the officer's name for details of their main duties.

Name Job title Email address Telephone Main duties
Barry Cooper Communication Officer 01768 212137 To manage the Council's Public Relations.
Robert Docherty Deputy Director Environmental Services 01768 212328 Environmental Protection, Housing, Health and Safety, Food Safety and Community Wardens.
Suzanne Fairer Assistant Director Revenues and Benefits 01768 212214 Housing and Council Tax Benefits, Benefit Investigations, Council Tax, Business Rates and Sundry Debtors.
Robin Hooper Chief Executive 01768 212200 Head of Paid Services.
Clive Howey Director of Finance 01768 212213 Revenues, Financial Services, Head of Internal Audit, IT Services and Emergency Planning.
Doug Huggon Leisure Services and Communities Manager 01768 212323 Leisure including Community Engagement, Equalities, Community Safety Partnership and Eden Community Fund.
Kevin Hutchinson Planning Policy Manager 01768 212318 Planning Policy, Neighbourhood Planning, Conservation and Trees.
Jane Langston Deputy Director Technical Services 01768 212448 Property and Land Management, Refuse Collection, Recycling Services, Grounds maintenance, Footway Lighting, Street Cleansing, Car Parks and Corporate Health and Safety.
Peter Notley Assistant Director Financial Services 01768 212209 Accountancy and Procurement.
Bibian McRoy Assistant Director Organisational Development 01768 212210 Employee Relations.
Linda Methven Assistant Director Customer Services and Transformation 01768 212130 Contact Centre and Alston Local Links.
Matthew Neal Deputy Chief Executive 01768 212450 Legal Services, Corporate Services, Land and Property.
Alaistair Richmond Building Control Manager 01768 212342 Building Control(Building Regulations).
Oliver Shimell Assistant Director Commercial Services 01768 212143 Community Development, Economic Development, Corporate Development, Town Centres, Leisure, Tourism.
Lisa Tremble Assistant Director Legal Services  01768 212249 Legal Services, Elections and Democratic Services, Licensing.
Ben Wright IT Services Manager 01768 212206  IT Services, IS and IT Strategy.
David Wright Planning Services Development Manager 01768 212388 Development Control (Planning).