Council managers

The council is currently managed by the Acting Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive and two directors who each have specific responsibilities.

Our management structure is split by responsibility area.

  • Resources
  • Customers
  • Safety
  • Community

Acting Chief Executive

Kirsty Cole

  • Democratic Services and Governance
  • Strategic Development
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Strategic Community Projects
  • Organisational Development

Deputy Chief Executive

Director of Resources and S151 Officer

Sanjiv Kohli

  • Revenues and Benefits
  • Financials Service
  • Procurement
  • Asset Management
  • Audit (Client side)
  • Administration Services
  • Performance
 Matthew Finch

Director of Customers

Matthew Finch

  • Heritage, Culture and Visitors
  • Customer Services
  • External Communications
  • Information Governance
  • ICT
  • Active4Today Ltd contract management

Director of Safety

Karen White

  • Community safety
  • Environmental Health and Licensing
  • Housing Options and Safeguarding
  • HR
  • Legal
  • Strategic Housing
  • Newark and Sherwood Homes (client side)


Director of Community

Temporary arrangements by senior Business Unit

  • Waste, Litter and Recycling
  • Grounds Maintenance, Parks and Amenities
  • Parking Services
  • Arts & Community Development
  • Economic Development and Tourism Strategy
  • Building Control (client side)

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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