Directors and Directorates

The work of all Vale of Glamorgan Council staff and day to day running of the organisation is managed by the Council’s Chief Officers.


These Chief Officers are divided into Directors, Heads of Service and Operational Managers. As service managers they make recommendations to, and are held accountable by the Cabinet. The Council’s Corporate Management Team provides overarching management of the work of the Council. 


Corporate Management Team 

Rob Thomas

Managing Director

Miles Punter

Director of Environment and Housing

Carolyn Michael

Interim Head of Finance / Deputy Section 151 Officer 


Paula Ham

Director of Learning and Skills

Debbie Marles

Head of Legal Services / Monitoring Officer 


Lance Carver

Director of Social Services 

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Tom Bowring

Head of Policy and Business Transformation 

Managing Director and Resources

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The Directorate provides a range of support services to enable the Council to function effectively, including human resources, IT, legal services and finance. It also includes the Council's democratic services function which administers the various cabinet committee and council meetings through which elected members make decisions and scrutinise the work of the organisation. 


It is also responsible for developing the organisation's long-term strategies, performance management arrangements, coordinating the way we communicate with the public and running the C1V contact centre.


The directorate also includes the Regeneration and Planning Service which seeks to manage new developments, secure investment and regeneration activity and promote the Vale of Glamorgan as a visitor destination.

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This directorate delivers a range of environmental services including cleansing and waste management, managing the highway network, maintaining our parks and public spaces, and overseeing the provision of public transport in the Vale. 


This directorate is also responsible for managing and maintaining the Council’s housing stock and providing a range of regulatory services, such as trading standards, in partnership with Cardiff and Bridgend Councils through the Shared Regulatory Services team. 

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It is the responsibility of this directorate to provide everybody in the Vale of Glamorgan with opportunities for quality education, both in our schools and adult learning centres.


The Learning and Skills team also manage the Vale of Glamorgan's libraries, provide a wide ranging youth service, and support the delivery of arts projects across the county.

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This directorate is home to all of teams that work with people in the Vale who need support, care or protection. 

This includes children and their families, older people and adults or children with an illness or disability.


Our social services team works to safeguard the well-being of children and young people who are in need either within their families, or where this is not possible by providing good quality alternative care.


The directorate also provides support for adults who need help to live their lives as independently as possible. This support is provided on both a short term and more permanent basis.