The council’s management team comprises the Chief Executive and five directors, who are named below. Lesley Seary has been the council’s Chief Executive since 2011. Reporting to her are five directors and two heads of service who lead the council’s core departments.
Chief Executive's Department
Services include corporate strategy, communications, equality and performance. The two heads of service who report to the Chief Executive are:
Head of Communications and Change, Jane Simmonds
Head of Strategy and Change, Roger Dunlop
Children, Employment and Skills
Corporate Director, Carmel Littleton
Services include children’s social care and family support services, fostering and adoption, play and youth services, schools support and admissions, children’s centres and early years services, the Family Information Service, plus supporting work with children, young people and families in Islington through strategy and commissioning.
Environment and Regeneration
Corporate Director, Kevin O’Leary
Services include parking, keeping our roads and streets clean and safe, waste and recycling services, managing our parks, green spaces and leisure services, planning and development – including planning, transport planning, development management and building control - and managing our libraries and museum, cemeteries, energy and energy advice services, plus managing residential and commercial environmental health, licensing, trading standards, animal welfare, pollution and noise.
Interim Corporate Director, Nicki Beardmore
The finance and resources directorate manage money coming in to and out from the council, including processing, payment, revenues, customer service, accounting, financial planning, pensions, service finance, procurement, internal audit, property services, accommodation and facilities and digital services transformation.
Housing and Adult Social Services
Interim Corporate Director, Maggie Kufeldt
This directorate runs all council-owned homes in Islington, allocates council housing and runs the Housing Aid Centre which prevents residents being made homeless. It also commissions and manages adult social care services such as residential homes, day centres and other support services aimed at helping elderly and disabled adults live as independently as possible.
Director, Public Health, Julie Billet
Islington shares a Public Health service with Camden Council. Its responsibilities include commissioning NHS Health checks, sexual health services, reducing obesity, smoking and alcohol and drug misuse. The department is also responsible for health intelligence, public health advice and health protection which includes playing a role in surveillance and control of infectious diseases.