Council managers

The council is managed by the Chief Executive. The Deputy Chief Executive and Directors are responsible for certain areas of the council's work.

Our management structure is split by responsibility area.

  • Resources
  • Customers
  • Safety
  • Community

John Robinson

Chief Executive

Responsible for the work of the paid staff of the council.


Strategic direction
Policy advice
Operational management


 July 2018

Deputy Chief Executive

Kirsty Cole

  • Democratic Services and Governance
  • Strategic Development
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Strategic Community Projects
  • Organisational Development
 ‌July 2018

Director of Resources and S151 Officer

Sanjiv Kohli

  • Revenues and Benefits
  • Financials Service
  • Procurement
  • Asset Management
  • Audit (Client side)
  • Administration Services
  • Performance
 Matthew Finch July 2018

Director of Customers

Matthew Finch

  • Heritage, Culture and Visitors
  • Customer Services
  • External Communications
  • Information Governance
  • ICT
  • Active4Today Ltd contract management
 July 2018

Director of Safety

Karen White

  • Community safety
  • Environmental Health and Licensing
  • Housing Options and Safeguarding
  • HR
  • Legal
  • Strategic Housing
  • Newark and Sherwood Homes (client side)


Director of Community

Temporary arrangements by senior Business Unit

  • Waste, Litter and Recycling
  • Grounds Maintenance, Parks and Amenities
  • Parking Services
  • Arts & Community Development
  • Economic Development and Tourism Strategy
  • Building Control (client side)

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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