Joint Chief Executive

Vic Allison

Vic Allison

Chief Executive for Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council. Leading and directing the workforce to achieve the council's aims, priorities and promises. Representing the council as appropriate at a national, regional and local level. 

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Tel: 01684 862197

Deputy Chief Executive

Andy Baldwin

Andy Baldwin

Deputising Role for Malvern Hills District Council, and responsible for Finance, Audit, ICT, HR, Performance, Revenues and benefits, Business change, Legal, Property, Malvern Theatres and Car parking.

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Tel: 01684 862236

Director of Planning & Infrastructure

Holly Jones

Holly Jones

Responsible for planning and infrastructure services, including: Planning Policy, the Local Development Framework and Parish Plans.
Development management - planning applications, appeals and planning enforcement.
Heritage - conservation and enhancement of the built and natural environments, landscaping tree preservation orders and biodiversity.
Corporate Database - Land and Property Gazetteer, Land Charges, Street Naming and Numbering, geographical information systems and Building Control.

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Tel: 01386 565279

Director of Economy & Environment 

Phil Merrick 

Phil Merrick

Responsible for Economic development, Regeneration, Business support and liasion Waste management, Tourism, Street scene, Parks, Environmental services, Worcestershire Regulatory Services.

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Tel: 01386 565588

Director of Housing & Communities

Stephen Gabriel

Stephen Gabriel

Is responsible for the council’s strategic housing service which includes: Affordable Housing Provision, Private Sector Housing, Homelessness and Housing Services.  He is also responsible for Community Safety, Community Development and Partnership working, Health Improvement, Arts, Sport and Culture.

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Tel: 01386 565572

Legal Services Manager 

Meesha Patel 

As a solicitor to the Council, Meesha's responsibilities include; managing the Council’s Joint legal team and providing professional legal services to all Council teams. Meesha is Monitoring Officer which is the Statutory Officer with regards to member conduct and governance issues and the Councils Data Protection Officer. 

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Telephone: 01684  862316

Staff structure

The council employs around 170 staff currently. The staff structure and salary grades can be viewed below.

Political structure