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Your Borough Of Poole

Management Team

The role of the Senior Management Team is to guide the strategic direction of the Council. They work closely with the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council, the Group Leaders and all Service Units to translate policies into practice.


Andrew Flockhart - Chief Executive

This role includes supporting the Leader of the Council and other lead members, as well as attending Council and Cabinet meetings, chairing the Management Team, leading on the Business Improvement Theme and representing the Council to business partners, land owners, the Dorset LEP and others. The Chief Executive is also the Head of Paid Service.

Jan Thurgood Strategic Director - People and Kate Ryan Strategic Director - Place lead on the People and Place Themes, delivering the Council’s priorities:

  • Promoting the health and wellbeing of our population, especially the most vulnerable
  • Ensuring all children and young people have the chance to achieve their full potential
  • Promoting Poole’s economic growth and regeneration by attracting investment in business, housing and jobs
  • Protecting and enhancing Poole’s beautiful environment in a sustainable way so that it is a great place to live, work and play.


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BH15 2RU