Council managers

The council is managed by the Chief Executive. The Deputy Chief Executive and directors are responsible for certain areas of the council's work.

Our management structure is split by responsibility area.

  • Resources
  • Communities and Environment
  • Governance and Organisational Development
  • Growth and Regeneration
  • NSDC Structure Chart 23.10.20 (PDF File, 599kb) (PDF File, 599kb)

John Robinson

Chief Executive

Responsible for the work of the paid staff of the council.


Strategic direction
Policy advice
Operational management


 ‌July 2018

Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive

Sanjiv Kohli

  • S151 officer
  • Asset Management and Car Parks
  • Commercialisation and Major Projects
  • Financial Services
  • ICT
  • Revenues and Benefits
 Matthew Finch July 2018

Director of Communities and Environment

Matthew Finch

  • Housing Health and Community Relations
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Public Protection
  • Transport and Waste Services
 July 2018

Director of Governance and Organisational Development

Karen White

  • Administrative Services
  • Customer Services and Communications
  • Elections and Democratic Services
  • HR and Organisational Development
  • Legal Services

 ‌Matt Lamb Director of Growth and Regeneration

Director of Planning and Growth 

Matt Lamb

  • Heritage, Culture and Visitors
  • Housing Strategy and Development
  • Planning Development
  • Planning Policy
  • Tourism
  • Town Centre Development

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

01636 650000


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