The Chief Executive identifies and responds to the needs of customers - those people who live, visit or work in Worcestershire. Working alongside our councillors, Steve leads County Council staff to achieve the organisation's four Corporate priorities: Open for Business, Children and Families, the Environment and Health and Well-being and provides advice and support to councillors on strategy development.
As the organisation continues to rise to the financial challenge, our Chief Executive ensures that local people, businesses and communities have the opportunity to have their say and feed into any proposed service or policy changes and then works to effectively implement decisions.
Steve is also responsible for working with government departments, other local authorities and external agencies, for example, to benefit the local economy and promotes the community leadership role of the Council working in partnership with statutory and private sector partners and voluntary organisations.
Steve began his career in local government nearly 40 years ago. As well as running the City of York Council, he has also previously been the Chief Executive at Northumberland County Council.
Information relating to salary and pension contributions is available within the Statement of Accounts under Officer Remuneration. The Councils Pay Policy Statement clarifies the County Council's strategic stance on pay in order to provide direction for members and officers making detailed decisions on pay and to provide the citizens of Worcestershire with a clear statement of the principles underpinning decisions on the use of public funds.