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Senior Management Structure

Our Chief Executive, Nadeem Aziz, leads the management of Dover District Council. The operational structure is divided into directorates providing a wealth of services to the public: 

The Chief Executive and three strategic directors make up our Corporate Management Team. 

Our corporate plan outlines our vision and key priorities for 2020 to 2024.

Nadeem Aziz, Chief Executive

Nadeem Aziz

Functions and areas of responsibility

  • Leadership, Strategic Direction and Management
  • Member/Officer relationships
  • Change Management
  • Partnership and Joint Working Arrangements
  • Policy development
  • Provision of external focus
  • Civic Functions
  • The Chief Executive is also our designated Head of Paid Service

Roger Walton, Strategic Director (Place and Environment)

Roger Walton

Functions and areas of responsibility

  • Climate Change
  • Planning and Development
  • Building Control
  • Leisure Services
  • Regeneration, Tourism, and Inward Investment
  • Museums & Heritage
  • Parks, Open Spaces and Countryside
  • Property and Corporate Assets
  • Waste Services 

Mike Davis, Strategic Director (Finance and Housing)

Mike Davis

Functions and areas of responsibility

  • Financial Management and Budgetary Control
  • Accountancy
  • Client Officer for East Kent Audit Partnership
  • Client Officer for EKS/Civica
  • Housing Management
  • Housing Needs
  • Procurement
  • Housing and Property Investment
  • Community Services, Safety and CCTV
  • Transport and Parking
  • The Strategic Director (Finance and Housing) is also our designated Section 151 Officer 

Louise May, Strategic Director (Corporate and Regulatory)

Louise May, Strategic Director

Functions and areas of responsibility

  • Corporate Governance
  • Communications and Funding
  • Democratic and Corporate Services
  • Legal and Licensing
  • Electoral Services
  • Human Resources and Payroll
  • Environmental Services
  • Port Health
  • Digital Services/ICT

Monitoring Officer

The Solicitor to the Council is our designated Monitoring Officer. Although not a member of the Corporate Management Team, the Monitoring Officer will always have access to the Chief Executive and Strategic Directors and Corporate Management Team agendas before the meetings. The Monitoring Officer will be free to attend the Corporate Management Team meetings as required. 

Constitution of the Council 

Further information on our Senior Management Structure is in the Council's Constitution. The Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how we make decisions and the procedures we follow to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.


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