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Cambridge City Council

Leadership team

Our leadership team is collectively responsible for managing and leading over 800 staff to deliver high-quality services and improve social, economic and environmental outcomes for Cambridge residents and businesses.

They are politically neutral and work with all city councillors as well as the Executive.

Robert Pollock, Chief Executive

Robert PollockRobert is responsible for all work carried out by the council and is the main advisor on overall policy. His key responsibilities include:

  • Overall management and coordination of staff, resources, and functions
  • Management of the political interface between councillors and staff
  • Ensuring council policies and services are delivered effectively
  • Acting as the electoral registration officer and returning officer
  • Representing the council and Cambridge at local and national levels

Contact Robert using our general enquiry form or on 01223 457800.

Fiona Bryant, Director, Enterprise and Sustainable Development

Fiona BryantFiona leads our commercial activities, investment programme and economic policy. Her key responsibilities include:

  • Building new council and affordable homes and managing commercial property assets
  • Supporting local business and enabling a sustainable recovery
  • Leading enterprises that generate income and provide public goods
  • Lead responsibility for the services we share with other councils

Jane Wilson, Director, Neighbourhoods and Communities

Jane WilsonJane enables local people and communities to thrive in a clean, safe and high-quality environment. Her key responsibilities include:

  • Leading community and environmental services, including, culture, leisure and open spaces, community safety and environmental health
  • Management of over 7,200 council homes, supported housing, housing advice and homelessness services
  • Management of our community and administrative buildings
  • Ensuring residents receive high-quality customer service

Stephen Kelly, Joint Director, Planning and Economic Development

Stephen KellyStephen is our chief planner and leads the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service. His key responsibilities include:  

  • Leading the development of planning policy including the joint local development plans with South Cambridgeshire District Council
  • Managing all planning and development applications including enforcement
  • Overseeing strategy for conservation areas, biodiversity and heritage assets
  • Oversight of 3C Shared Building Control Service

Andrew Limb, Assistant Chief Executive

Andrew LimbAndrew leads and coordinates decision making and delivery of priority council strategies. His key responsibilities include:

  • Leading on climate change, anti-poverty and equalities
  • Managing elections and the democratic accountability of the council
  • Managing public communications on council services and policies
  • Supervising business planning, performance management and data insights on council priorities and performance

Caroline Ryba, Head of Finance (S151)

Caroline RybaCaroline leads the finance function and is our Section 151 officer. Her key areas of responsibility include:

  • Ensuring the council sets balanced budgets that provide value for money
  • Advising members and officers on financial matters and risk management
  • Managing the collection of business rates and Council Tax, and payment of housing benefits
  • Treasury management, raising finance for investment, oversight of the capital programme and internal audit

Nick Kemp, Transformation Director

Nick KempNick leads the Our Cambridge transformation and change programme. His key areas of responsibility include:

  • Developing and delivering Our Cambridge to enable the council to become more evidence-based, people-centred and outcome-focused
  • Building staff capability to meet the evolving needs of Cambridge residents, communities and business
  • Improving customer experience and productivity through the adoption of digital and other solutions