Wychavon shares a Chief Executive/Managing Director and a joint senior management team with Malvern Hills District Council. Whilst each council retains its own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.

Joint Chief Executive Photo of Vic Allison in check shirt and tie

Vic Allison

Head of the Council's paid service and principal policy advisor to the Council. Leading and directing the workforce (circa 220 full-time equivalent posts and a net budget of £11m) to achieve the council's aims, priorities and promises. Representing the council as appropriate at a national, regional and local level. Also is Chief Executive of Malvern Hills District Council.

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Deputy Chief Executive and S151 officerPhoto of Jayne Pickering, blonde hair and scarf

Jayne Pickering

Responsible for the Council's overall resource management and giving strategic advice and support in the following areas; Information Technology, finance, human resources, democratic services including elections, policy and strategy, communications and property services including car parking services. Jayne is the Council's Section 151 officer to provide assurance on the financial activities of the Council.

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Director of Planning & Infrastructure 


Responsible for planning and infrastructure services, including: Planning Policy, the Local Development Framework and Parish Plans.
Development management - planning applications, appeals and planning enforcement.
Heritage - conservation and enhancement of the built and natural environments, landscaping tree preservation orders and biodiversity.
Corporate Database - Land and Property Gazetteer, Land Charges, Street Naming and Numbering, geographical information systems and Building Control. Holly is also responsible for land drainage enforcement, flood alleviation and engineering.

Director of Economy & EnvironmentIan Edwards. Man with grey hair, beard and glasses.

Ian Edwards

Responsible for many of the essential services, such as waste and recycling, and public toilets. As well as other services which add significantly to the quality of life such as parks, economic development, tourism, rural and town regeneration, environment protection and emergency planning.

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Telephone: 01386 565585

Director of Housing & Communities Jennifer Taylor. Woman with blonde hair and glasses.

Jennifer Taylor

Responsible for the council’s strategic housing service which includes: Affordable Housing Provision, Private Sector Housing, Homelessness and Housing Services. Jennifer is also responsible for Community Safety, Community Development and Partnership working, Health Improvement, Arts, Sport and Culture. 

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Director of Legal and Governance
Meesha Patel. Books in the background. Meesha has dark hair and wearing red shirt with suit jacket

Meesha Patel 

As a solicitor to the Council, Meesha's responsibilities include; managing the Council’s Joint legal team and providing professional legal services to all Council teams. Meesha is Monitoring Officer which is the Statutory Officer with regards to member conduct and governance issues and the Councils Data Protection Officer. 

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