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Council structure and senior managers

The council's Chief Executive: Professor Steven Broomhead

Steven's responsibility is to align the council with its strategic vision and values whilst guiding employees and other executive officers towards the realisation of these goals.


Resources and Strategic Commissioning directorate

Deputy Chief Executive: Katherine Fairclough

Katherine oversees financial, legal and democratic services, business rates, policy and performance, communications, electoral services, HR advisory and transactional services, organisational change, ICT, the customer contact centre, and the local Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership.

Director of Finance and Information Services: Lynton Green

  • Finance and accountancy
  • Revenue, benefits and exchequer
  • Audit 
  • ICT
  • Contact Warrington

Head of Legal & Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer to the Council: Matthew Cumberbatch

  • Legal services
  • Democratic and member services and mayoral support
  • Elections and electoral registration

Assistant Director of Partnerships and Performance: Kathryn Griffiths

  • Crime and disorder reduction
  • Performance, policy and partnerships
  • Business improvement
  • Land charges
  • Emergency planning and health and safety
  • Communications, web and social media

Assistant Director of Human Resources: Gareth Hopkins

  • Employee services
  • Learning and development
  • Traded services
  • Procurement


Families and Wellbeing directorate

Executive Director of Families and Wellbeing: Steve Reddy

Steve manages the delivery of services within education and schools, safeguarding and children's social care, fostering, adoption, youth services, childcare and children's centres, amongst others.

Operational Director of Children and Young People's Universal Services: Sarah Callaghan

  • Schools and education
  • 0-11 and 11-19 attainment
  • Integrated services

Assistant Director of Children and Young People's Targeted Services: Fiona Waddington

  • Early help
  • Children's social care and assessment
  • Safeguarding children
  • Fostering and adoption

Head of Service, Youth Offending: Gareth Jones 

  • Youth offending in Cheshire West, Halton and Warrington

Operational Director of Adult Services (Deputy DASS): Steve Peddie

  • Adult social care and assessment
  • Intermediate care
  • Safeguarding adults  

Assistant Director of Integrated Commissioning: Simon Kenton

  • Joint commissioning and funding for health and social care services, with NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Director of Public Health: Dr Muna Abdel Aziz

  • Public health
  • Housing 
  • Neighbourhoods 
  • Drug and alcohol support services


Economic Regeneration, Growth and Environment directorate

Executive Director for Environment and Regeneration: Andy Farrall

Andy is responsible for the borough’s roads, streets, parks and highways, public transport, waste collection services, housing and regeneration.

Managing Director of Warrington & Co: Steve Park

  • Warrington & Co
  • Development and regeneration
  • Property and estates 
  • Town centre management

Assistant Director of Regulation and Public Protection: Peter Astley MBE

  • Planning policy and programmes
  • Building control
  • Air and noise pollution
  • Licensing
  • Trading standards

Assistant Director of Transport and Environment: David Boyer

  • Bins, waste and recycling
  • Street cleaning
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Pest control
  • Roads, highways and transport