Our Corporate Management Team

The team provides strategic direction to the council and deals with key corporate issues and strategic service issues. It makes managerial decisions on how the council operates, applying policy that has already been agreed but it does not set new policy which is the role of elected councillors.

Mark Smith
Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of the Town Council is the council’s most senior officer and responsible for the council’s staff, working closely with the council leader and responsible for advising the council on strategy, policy and making recommendations to the council.  The Chief Executive is the designated Head of Paid Service under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and Proper Officer under the Local Government Act 1972.

msmith@chippenham.gov.uk
01249 446699

Barry Pirie
Director of Community Services – interim

The Director of Community Services is responsible for a wide range of community focused services, including the Neeld Theatre and Arts Centre, Leisure Services, The Museum and Heritage Centre, Environmental Services and development of the Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan.

The Director of Community Services is the lead officer for the council’s Planning, Environment &Transport Committee and the Amenities, Leisure & Culture Committee.

The role also has designated deputy status for the Chief Executive.

bpirie@chippenham.gov.uk
01249 446699

 

 

 

 

Nick Rees
Director of Resources

The Director of Resources is the council’s designated Responsible Finance Officer RFO and Section 151 Officer and has responsibility for the management and proper administration of all the Council’s financial and other resourcing affairs.

The Director of Resources is lead officer for the council’s Strategy & Resources Committee and the Human Resources Committee.

The role also has designated deputy status for the Chief Executive.

nrees@chippenham.gov.uk
01249 446699

Tier 1, 2 and 3 staff structure chart HERE
Director of Community Services staff structure chart HERE
Director of Resources staff structure chart HERE