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Newport City Council has a chief executive and two strategic directors who together oversee the delivery of services.

Current lead roles are detailed below.

Directors have collective responsibility for cultural change, European affairs and diversity and equality.

Chief Executive: Will Godfrey

Corporate Plan theme: Taking Forward the Single Integrated Plan

Strategic partnerships: One Newport Local Service Board and Newport Unlimited

Overviews the strategic directors, head of finance and the head of law and standards in his role as monitoring officer.

Other strategic roles are head of paid service, principal policy adviser to the authority, corporate plan, community strategy, member development, budget strategy, governance, communications, organisational development, returning officer.

Strategic Director - People: Mike Nicholson

Corporate Plan theme: Care and Customers

Strategic partnerships: One Newport Local Service Board - theme lead for alcohol and substance misuse. 

Overviews the head of adult services, head of children’s services, chief education officer and the head of education services.

Other strategic roles include partnering with health, community cohesion, diversity, the voluntary sector, the preventative agenda and 14-19 partnership.

Strategic Director – Place: Sheila Davies

Corporate Plan theme: Regeneration and the Environment

Strategic partnerships: theme lead for skills and work, economic opportunity, and city centre. 

Overviews the head of regeneration and regulatory services, head of streetscene and the head of continuing learning and leisure.

Other strategic roles include the regeneration of the city, marketing and events, transport strategy, climate change and sustainability, skills and worklessness agenda, neighbourhood working and area management, asset management and Newport City Homes.

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