Planned maintenance of payment systems

Due to planned maintenance you will not be able to make payments to us from 10am to 1pm on Thursday 28 September 2023. Please do not fill in any forms that take payments, do not use the automated payment phone line and do not call us to ask that we take a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Senior leadership team

Each member of the Council's Senior Leadership Team (SLT) has key areas of responsibility, but together are jointly responsible (under the Chief Executive) for turning the strategic direction of the Council - set by its elected councillors - into operational policy.

SLT is also responsible for the forward-looking approach to delivering services and its transformation programme - ensuring the Council is best placed to meet the future needs of the community within the funding available.

This involves working in partnership with other local authorities, the private, public and voluntary sectors and ensuring service delivery changes to meet the demands of new legislation.

All SLT post holders are non-political and cannot participate in party political activity. They give advice and assistance to all councillors irrespective of their political party.

Andrew Blake-Herbert Andrew Blake Herbert - Chief Executive

Pay scale -  from £178,761 to £185,394

Read more information about the Chief Executive

Strategic Directors

Strategic Director of People - Barbara Nicholls
Strategic Director of Place - Neil Stubbings
Strategic Director of Resources - Kathy Freeman



Director of Ageing Well (Adults) - Annette Kinsella 
Director of Living Well - Patrick Odling-Smee
Director of Starting Well (Children’s) - Tara Geere


Director of Environment – Position vacant
Director of Housing and Property – Position vacant
Director of Planning and Public Protection - Helen Oakerbee


Director of Customer Services - Paul Fisher
Director of Finance - Position vacant
Director of Havering Place Based Partnership - Position vacant
Director of Public Health - Mark Ansell

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