Council Structure

Malvern Hills District Council shares a Chief Executive and a joint senior management team with Wychavon District Council. Both councils remain independent organisations with their own political structures and district identities.

Having a joint management team allows us to make significant savings while maximising opportunities to work together to deliver a wide range of services to our residents. Malvern Hills District Council Senior Management Team Structure


Joint Chief Executive/MD - Jack Hegarty

Chief Executive for Malvern Hills District Council and Managing Director at 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. 

Contact details:


Tel: 01684 862197.



Deputy Chief Executive - 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.

Contact details:


Tel: 01684 862236


Joint Head of Planning and Infrastructure - Gary Williams

Responsible for Development management, planning policy, Conservation, Heritage matters, Building control, Planning enforcement, Land charges, Planning support, Land drainage and Engineering services.

Contact details:


Tel: 01684 862293.

Gary Williams  


Joint Head of Economy and Environment - Phil Merrick 

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

Contact details:


Tel: 01684 862288.

Phil Merrick  


Joint Head of Housing and Communities - Stephen Gabriel

Strategic housing, Housing services, Homelessness, Community development, Sport, Art ,Culture, Community safety, Health improvement, Community Engagement.

Stephen Gabriel

Staff structure

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


Political structure