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Dorset County Council Senior Management Team

Information about the Chief Executive and the Directors of Dorset County Council

  • Debbie Ward Debbie Ward

    The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the 14,039 paid staff of the council, who run the local authority on a day to day basis. The role of the Chief Executive is a full-time appointment.

  • Mike Harries - Director for Environment and Economy Mike Harries

    The role of the Director for Environment and the Economy is to address the challenges of sustainable development in Dorset and is responsible for strategic planning, transport, economic development, environment and waste management.

  • Helen Coombes Helen Coombes

    The aim of the Interim Transformation Programme Lead is to lead the Forward Together Programme for the Adult and Community Services directorate. The directorate aim is to advance the well being of people in Dorset through the delivery of cultural, regulatory, adult social care and adult learning services.

  • Nick Jarman Nick Jarman

    The role of the Interim Corporate Director for Children's Services is to provide a co-ordinated approach to educational and social services for all children and young people in the county.

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