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Allerdale Borough Council's senior management team

The senior management team ensures the council achieves its aim of making a positive difference to almost every aspect of the quality of life of local people. It is led by the Chief Executive and supported by the Corporate Director and heads of service.

Senior officer salaries can be  found within the Council's Statement of Accounts .

The Chief Executive

The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the paid staff of the council. The role of Chief Executive is a full time appointment and as the Head of Paid Service, the Chief Executive works closely with councillors to deliver strong and visible leadership, direction, strategic policy advice, partnership working and operational management. The Chief Executive ensures that the recording of decisions made is open and transparent, ensures the council delivers on its objectives and directs initiatives to achieve value for money in the delivery of services.

Andrew Seekings

Chief Executive

Andrew Seekings joined Allerdale Borough Council in May 2013. He was born in Doncaster, attended Sunderland University completing an Economics degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in IT. He began his career in the voluntary sector working for a community business until joining Sunderland City Council in 1997.

Andrew started his Sunderland career in the regeneration field including managing SRB programmes, working on large physical and infrastructure projects and community economic regeneration programmes. He later went on to become Asst. Head of Change Management implementing the council's first customer service and access programme including the establishment of the council's first corporate contact centre.

Having completed practitioner level Prince 2 training, and advanced practitioner programme management (MSP) training he then went on to establish the council's first Programme and Project Office as the head of service. Most recently, he has been working as the Head of Transformation, Programmes and Projects with day to day responsibility for the council's awarding winning transformation and change programmes and projects.

Andrew enjoys most sports and continues to play football and squash. Married to Sue, he has one daughter.

Andrew is currently the Council's Electoral Returning Officer.

Tel: 01900 702528