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.

John Robinson

John Robinson

Chief Executive

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


Strategic direction
Policy advice
Operational management

Sanjiv Kohli

Sanjiv Kohli

Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive

  • S151 officer
  • Asset Management and Car Parks
  • Financial Services
  • ICT
  • Revenues and Benefits

Karen White

Karen White

Director of Governance and Organisational Development

  • Administrative Services
  • Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Information Governance
  • Elections and Democratic Services
  • HR
  • Transformation
  • Legal Services
  • Health, Safety and Strategic Risk Management

Suzanne Shead

Suzanne Shead

Director of Housing, Health and Wellbeing

  • Housing Assets and Facilities Management
  • Housing Management
  • Housing Options, Health and Community Relations
  • Housing Strategy and Regeneration

Matthew Finch

Matthew Finch

Director of Communities and Environment

  • Public Protection
  • Environmental Services

Matt Lamb

Matt Lamb

Director of Planning and Growth

  • Economic Growth
  • Heritage, Culture and Visitors
  • 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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