Management team

The management team are responsible for the day to day management of council services.

Senior officer declarations

Whilst the Localism Act 2011 Chapter 7 only requires Local Authorities to publish elected members interests online, we have provided senior officers' declarations below:

Chief Executive/ Head of Paid Service - Stuart Sugarman

  • Director of Joint Venture Company RTB Ltd

Head of Finance and Property Services/ S151 Officer - Phil Seddon

  • Trustee for The Richard Whitaker Charity (Charity No. 526447)
  • Trustee for The Charity of Richard Whitaker for Almshouses (Charity No. 212951)
  • Member of Kay St. Baptist Church, Rawtenstall 

Legal Services Manager/ Monitoring Officer - Clare Birtwistle

  • None

Director of Communities - Sam Plum

  • None

Director of Economic Development - Cath Burns

  • None

HR Manager - Clare Law

  • None

Planning Manager - Mike Atherton

  • None

Head of Operations - Tony Watson

  • None

Head of Customer Services and ICT - Andrew Buckle

  • Partner works in senior Lancashire County Council (LCC) position
  • Consultant work with Liberata

Rossendale Borough Council Organisational Structure