Chief Executives’ Group

The Chief Executives’ Group is a 22-person body made up of District Council chief executives from across the country. They work to promote district councils’ role in delivering services to local people, and lobby on behalf of all district councils providing a clear and consistent voice about issues that really matter. They are a senior officer support group to the DCN’s Member Board as well.

The Chief Executives’ Group is elected every two years, and at the same time elects a Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary. The next elections will take place in June 2019. The current appointment holders are:

Chair – Paul Shevlin from Craven Borough Council.  Find out more about Paul
Vice-Chair – Louise Round, Tandridge Borough Council.

The full list of members is below.

North West
Lawrence Conway (South Lakeland District Council)
Marshal Scott (Ribble Valley District Council)

Yorkshire and Humberside
Paul Shevlin (Craven District Council, Chair)
Janet Waggott (Selby District Council)

West Midlands
Ian Miller (Wyre Forest District Council)
Andy O’Brien (East Staffordshire Borough Council)


Graham Soulsby (Kettering Borough Council)
Allen Graham (Rushcliffe Borough Council)
Sandra Dinneen (South Norfolk Council)

East Midlands
Ian Fytche (North Kestevan District Council)
Robert Mitchell (Charnwood Borough Council)

East of England
Adrian Pritchard (Colchester Borough Council)
Ray Harding (Kings Lynn and West Norfolk)
Sally Marshall (Dacorum Borough Council)

South East
Charles Lant (Wealden District Council)
Daryl Phillips (Hart District Council)
Yvonne Rees (Mole Valley District Council)
David Hughes (Gravesham Borough Council)
Louise Round (Tandridge District Council, Vice-Chair)

South West
David Hagg (Stroud District Council)
Stuart Brown (Mendip District Council)