About the team

Meet the team

This is an exciting time in Newport – both for the city itself and for the council as it seeks to develop its senior structure to support wide-ranging and ambitious change.

Newport City Council’s chief officer structure has recently been refreshed and agreed by full Council. A number of vacancies have recently been filled following the creation of new roles, retirement of current post holders and the progression of internal talent. 

Our directors and heads of service operate in a unified management structure which offers responsibility for key delivery areas, but also supports focus across the portfolios, ensuring the council performs to the best of its ability overall.

Following the recent Welsh Local Government elections, it is also a timely opportunity for a new chief officer team to support the vision of the appointed political group. This will include the development of a new Corporate Plan and interlinked strategies focussing on areas such as people and culture.

We deliver more than 800 different services to over 150,000 residents.

There are 51 councillors representing a range of political groups. Newport City Council is currently a Labour authority.

We have a committed workforce of around 6,000 led by the Chief Executive, Beverly Owen and supported by three Strategic Directors, 11 Heads of Service and around 40 senior managers.   

View the senior management structure (pdf)

We are pleased to continue a strong history of developing our workforce through nurturing and developing our talent for internal opportunities, while also continuing to attract the very best talent externally, ensuring we have the right balance of skills and abilities in our workforce.  

Our current chief officer layer has a 70/30 split of female and male, and we actively support diversity and inclusion in our workplace with a number of employee forums created to support this agenda.

Our workforce breakdown, like many local authorities is a 70/30 split in favour of females with our gender pay gap less than 1%. We continue our commitment to pay our staff at least the foundation living wage.  

Our people are our most valuable asset.  Without the contribution our colleagues make we simply would not function and not be able to deliver our outcomes to our communities.  Staff surveys have shown that staff are engaged and motivated and recent routine statutory inspections by external partners have noted “a commitment and enthusiasm amongst staff and a persistence in efforts to build relationships and engage with our communities”.



Corporate Plan

Wellbeing Objectives

Council Elected Members

Gender Pay Report

Local Development Plan

Current Budget

Plans and Policies