Assistant Chief Executive – Philip Baker

Philip is the Council’s Solicitor and Monitoring Officer and has responsibility for leading the Governance Services Department.

Portrait photo of Philip Baker
Philip Baker

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Legal Services – legal team providing legal advice for councillors and Council departments and ensuring that the Council always operates legally
  • Member Services – includes democratic services and scrutiny and has responsibility for the Council’s constitution and decision-making arrangements
  • Coroner’s Services – HM Coroner, who conducts postmortems and inquests
  • Communications – ensuring that the Council handles media enquiries and keeps the public informed about its priorities and services
  • Policy – corporate policy
  • Performance, Research and Intelligence – corporate performance and research


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