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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 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.

Paul Wood is the Chief Executive for Allerdale Borough Council

Paul has been at Allerdale since April 2015, first as a Head of Customer Operations, then Programme Director - Transformation & Operating Model and finally as Interim Head of Paid Service in 2022 before taking on the Chief Executive role in January 2023. 

He joined the council from Winchester City Council where he implemented the council's first customer service and access programme including the establishment of the council's first corporate contact centre and Business Support function as Head of Business Management.

Prior to moving to the public sector Paul worked in the private sector in a number of roles including as the LP Gas Operations Engineer and later Strategic Change Manager involved in the aquisiton and integration of businesses.