Our management teams
Corporate Management Team
Our Corporate Management Team (CMT) is made up of two directors, Philippa Dart and Karl Roberts, who are also Interim Chief Executives. The Group Head of Finance and Section 151 officer Antony Baden and Group Head of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer Daniel Bainbridge also attend these meetings
You can see the CMT structure outlined above here: CMT structure chart [pdf] 180KB
Overseen by interim chief executives
The interim chief executives are responsible for our Organisational Excellence Directorate:
Organisational Excellence: Performance Management, Organisational Development, Organisational Intelligence, Human Resources, Communications, Marketing, Customer Insight, Technology and Digital, and Print and Postal services
Finance: Finance services, Revenues and Benefits, Customer Services
Law and Governance: Standards, Monitoring Officer role, Legal Services, Committee Services, Information Management and Data Protection Officer, Elections
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Phone 01903 737600
Philippa Dart – Interim Chief Executive and Director of Environment and Communities
Philippa is responsible for:
Wellbeing and Communities: Wellbeing, Community Safety, Lifeline, Safeguarding, Community Liaison, Parish and Town Council Liaison and Events
Housing: Housing Options, Housing Revenue Account, Registered providers and social landlords, Homelessness, Neighbourhood Services, Business Improvement, Repairs and Maintenance and Assets and Development.
Environment and Climate Change: Carbon Reduction, Climate Adaptation, Habitat Creation, Coastal Engineers, Flood Prevention, Foreshores, Parks & Cemeteries, Trees, Landscapes & Project Delivery, Emergency Planning and Cleansing.
Philippa joined Arun in 1998 having previously worked in the private sector. Her roles with us include Head of Greenspace, Engineering and Emergency Planning and Assistant Director of Environmental Services.
Phone 01903 737811
Karl Roberts – Interim Chief Executive and Director of Growth
Karl is responsible for:
Planning: Development Control; Local Plan and Policy, Strategic Development Team and Technical Administration Support
Technical Services: Property, Estates & Facilities, Local Land Charges (including Street Name & Numbering), Building Control, Environmental Health, Private Sector Housing, Licensing, Parking Services
Business and Economy: Overall business support, Partnerships, High Streets, Business Relations, Business Intelligence, Tourism Sector Support
Karl has worked with us since 2009, having previously worked in Cornwall. Before becoming Director of Place, Karl was Assistant Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration.
Phone 01903 737760
Senior Management Team
Nine group heads comprise the Senior Management Team (SMT) alongside the Interim Chief Executives, Karl Roberts and Philippa Dart. You can view the SMT structure chart outlined below, here: SMT Structure Chart 9.11.23 [pdf] 233KB
Philippa Dart, Interim Chief Executive and Director of Environment and Communities, and Karl Roberts, Interim Chief Executive and Director of Growth are at the top of the structure chart.
Making up the Environment and Communities Directorate are the group head of wellbeing and communities (position vacant), Richard Tomkinson, Group Head of Housing, and Joe Russell-Wells, Group Head of Environment and Climate Change.
Making up the Growth Directorate are Neil Crowther, Group Head of Planning, Nat Slade, Group Head of Technical Services and Denise Vine, Group Head of Business and Economy.
Making up the Organisational Excellence Directorate are Antony Baden, Group Head of Finance, Jackie Follis, Group Head of Organisational Excellence and Daniel Bainbridge, Group Head of Law and Governance.
Our group heads:
Group Head of Organisational Excellence
Phone 01903 737580
Group Head of Law and Governance
Phone 01903 737607
Group Head of Finance and Section 151 Officer
Phone 01903 737558
Group Head of Planning
Phone 01903 737839
Group Head of Technical Services
Phone 01903 737683
Group Head of Business and Economy
Phone 01903 737846
Group Head of Wellbeing and Communities
Group Head of Environment and Climate Change
Phone 01903 737914
Group Head of Housing
Phone 01903 737718