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 full council and cabinet meetings, chairing the management team 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

This role helps to lead and deliver the council's priorities by:

  • 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 

Kate Ryan, Strategic Director Place

This role helps to lead and deliver the council's priorities by:

  • 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 

Julian Osgathorpe, Strategic Director Corporate Services

This role helps to lead and deliver the council's priorities by:

  • working with services across Bournemouth and Poole to ensure that they are supported and enabled to deliver services efficiently 
Page last updated: 17 January 2019
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