Meet our Corporate Management Leadership team

In July 2018, both South Norfolk and Broadland Councils agreed to move forward with a collaborative partnership. On 2 January 2019, our two teams became a single paid service and we continue to move towards becoming one officer team, serving two autonomous Councils.

Our staff are committed to providing high quality, customer-focused services by working efficiently and in partnership.

Our Corporate Management Leadership Team includes our Managing Director and Directors. They support elected Members to set the strategic direction of South Norfolk Council and Broadland Council and ensure we can continue to provide services that lie at the heart of our communities and that matter locally to you.

Please view our structure chart.

Trevor Holden, Managing Director, part of the senior leadership team at Broadland and South Norfolk Councils

Trevor Holden
Managing Director of Broadland and South Norfolk Councils (Head of Paid Service)

Email: mdtobdcandsnc@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Phil Courtier, Director of Place, part of the senior leadership team at Broadland and South Norfolk Councils

Phil Courtier, Director of Place

Email: pcourtier@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Service areas:

  • Economic Growth
  • Regulatory
  • Planning
Photo of Director of People and Communities, Jamie Sutterby

Jamie Sutterby, Director of People & Communities

Email: jsutterby@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Service areas:

  • Individuals and Families
  • Community Service
Photo of Director of Resources, Debbie Lorimer

Debbie Lorimer, Director of Resources

Email: dlorimer@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Service areas:

  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Business Support
Chief of Staff, Hannah Ralph

Hannah Ralph, Chief of Staff

Email: hralph@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Service areas:

  • Business Improvement
  • Policy and Strategy
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Organisational Development
  • Digital Transformation
Assistant Director Governance and Business Support, Emma Hodds

Emma Hodds, Assistant Director Governance and Business Support

Email: ehodds@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Service areas:

  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Facilities
  • Monitoring Officer
  • Customer Services (BDC)
  • Committee Services
  • Electoral Services
  • ICT
Assistant Director Economic Growth, Hamish Melville

Hamish Melville, Assistant Director Economic Growth

Email: hamish.melville@broadland.gov.uk

Service areas:

  • Economic Development (visitor economy/tourism, partnership coordination, new skills/business training, operational economic development)
Mike Pursehouse

Mike Pursehouse, Assistant Director Individuals and Families

Email: mpursehouse@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Service areas:

  • Early Help Hub
  • Housing (options, standards, private sector, independent living)
  • Benefits
  • Community safety
  • Community protection
  • Community Capacity
Simon Phelan

Simon Phelan, Assistant Director Community Service

Service areas:

  • Health and Leisure Services (SNC)
  • Community and Sports Development (BDC)
  • Depot (SNC)
Rodney Fincham

Rodney Fincham, Assistant Director Finance

Service areas:

  • Corporate Finance, Accountancy, Financial services and Fraud
  • NNDR
  • Local Taxation and Council Tax
  • Enforcement
  • Procurement
Helen Mellors Assistant Director Planning

Helen Mellors, Assistant Director Planning

Service areas:

  • CNC building control
  • Housing delivery, strategy and policy
  • Planning
Nick Howard Assistant Director Regulatory Services

Nick Howard, Assistant Director Regulatory Services

Service areas:

  • Food, health, safety and licensing
  • Environmental Services
  • Environmental Protection
  • Emergency Planning