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, Lead for MHDC on waste procurement and Car parking.

Contact details:


Tel: 01684 862236


Joint Head of Development and infrastructure - Gary Williams

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

Contact details:


Tel: 01684 862293.

Gary Williams  


Joint Head of Economy and Communities - Phil Merrick 

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

Contact details:


Tel: 01684 862288.

Phil Merrick  


Joint Head of Housing and Communities - Currently Vacant

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


Staff structure

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

Political structure