Chief Executive and the Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team are responsible for the overall management of the council, for setting and monitoring overall direction, ensuring high performance and for overall risk and reputation management.

Charlie Parker is our Chief Executive

picture of Charlie ParkerCharlie joined Westminster City Council from Oldham Council where he was the former Chief Executive for five years, having overseen a period of rapid recovery and transformation that has earned national recognition. He was also Chief Executive for the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority during his tenure at Oldham.

Prior to joining Oldham Council, Mr Parker was Director of Investment and Performance at English Partnerships and a member of its Executive Management Board.

His other previous posts have included Group Strategic Development Director at Enterprise plc, Executive Director for Regeneration at Liverpool City Council, and head of Manchester Council’s Inner City Department.

Clare Chamberlain is our interim Tri-borough Executive Director of Children's Services

picture of Andrew Christie

Clare Chamberlain has been appointed as interim lead of Tri-borough Children's Services by Cabinet Members from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster City Council. Clare will be responsible for a single Children’s Services Commissioning function, including Social Care and Family Support Services; a single Education Commissioning function responsible for raising standards and preventing failure in 153 schools; and borough-based provision protecting children and supporting families.

Clare was previously the Director of Family Services at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, leading work on Focus on Practice, a programme to enhance the skills of children's social workers across the 3 boroughs. Family Services received high praise across the 3 boroughs in March, when two were rated as Outstanding and one as Good by Ofsted.

Liz Bruce is our Tri-borough Executive Director of Adult Social Care Services  

picture of Liz BruceLiz takes up the post after four successful years as the Strategic Director for Families, Health and Wellbeing at Manchester City Council. Her portfolio in Manchester covers all adult social care plus homelessness, domestic violence, troubled families and public health.
Liz is an established member of the National Health Task Transition Group and has worked in education, health and local government since 1974. A trained special education teacher, general nurse and social worker, Liz has worked in the North East, in Tyneside, for many years, in areas of high social deprivation.

John Quinn is our Bi-borough Executive Director of Corporate Services

John QuinnJohn has a plethora of experience in business transformation and improvement and has worked with the Department for Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence and Barclays Bank.

As Director of Corporate Services, John leads on the Managed Services programme, Tri-borough Legal and ICT Services and will head up Westminster's Human Resources and Procurement functions.

Stuart Love is our Executive Director for City Management and Communities

picture of Stuart LoveStuart Love heads up the City Management and Communities department overseeing a range of teams to deliver joined-up solutions to complex community problems, informed by improved business intelligence and underpinned by the corporate values and behaviours. Stuart previously worked at Westminster City Council (2003 to 2006), as the head of Road Management and has held previous roles at Isle of Wight Council (between 2006 and 2013) and at Southampton City Council where he was Director of Place.

Ed Watson is our Executive Director for Growth, Planning and Housing

 Ed Watson

Ed has led on the council's Growth, Planning and Housing portfolios, and overseen the council’s corporate property. Services within these portfolios include development planning, planning enforcement, conservation and heritage, strategic transport and infrastructure planning. He also managed the council’s business relationships (including BIDs), and the council's economic development and enterprise strategies.

Ed also oversees adult education, homelessness, housing management, affordable housing funding and delivery, supporting people, rough sleeping, and major project and special project delivery.

Julia Corkey is our Director of Policy, Performance and Communications

picture of Julia CorkeyJulia is responsible for the departments which deliver insight, policy and communications, which help the council to transform its business, improve the lives of its residents, improve the prosperity of its businesses and drive forward its vision of Westminster as a City for All.

As a Director of Westco, the council’s trading arm, she is also responsible for trading and implementing the successful Westminster model of policy and communications across other local authorities and the private sector. Westminster’s models of communication, corporate narratives and evaluation techniques have positioned the council at the forefront of local government communications.

Last updated: 12 May 2016
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