Delivering Services

Corporate Leadership Team

Our Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) has overall responsibility for the Council's response to the challenges facing the public sector, for the Council's strategic direction and operating arrangements.

This includes working closely with elected Members and our Heads of Service to look ahead and consider the future landscape of Devon County Council.

Championing innovation and creative thinking, CLT support the development of new ways of working to deliver improved outcomes for Devon's communities.

Find out more about our senior management team, including details of their salaries, through the links below.

Phil Norrey
As Chief Executive, Phil leads the strategic vision for the authority. He has overall responsibility for Corporate Services including Democratic Services, Policy, Legal Services, Communications, Human Resources, Finance, and Business Strategy and Support. Find out more >>

Heather Barnes
Heather provides strategic leadership to the delivery of infrastructure and place based services in Devon including economic development, highways, planning, environment, capital development, waste management and communities. Find out more >>

Jennie Stephens
Jennie provides strategic leadership to the delivery of services to individuals and families including safeguarding, support and reablement services and support for those with special educational needs, learning and physical disabilities. The role also includes strategic leadership of education and learning including integrated youth services. Find out more >>


Corporate Leadership Team advice and support is provided by the County’s statutory finance, legal, and public health leads:

Virginia Pearson - Director of Public Health
Virginia has overall responsibility for public health and health improvement in Devon. This means putting health and wellbeing at the heart of our policies and decisions. Find out more >>

Jan Shadbolt
Jan is responsible for legal services; registration of births, marriages and deaths; HM Coroners; communications, and democratic support and scrutiny. Find out more >>

Mary Davis
As County Treasurer, Mary has responsibility for the Council’s financial services, including investments and financial planning and the Devon Pension Fund. Find out more >>

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