Deborah Harkin

Deborah Harkin

Assistant Chief Executive

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Chief Executive in dealing with operational, tactical and strategic issues
  • Leads the development of corporate policy initiatives so that the County Council effectively responds to Government direction and community needs
  • Provides high level support and advice to the Chief Executive, Leader, Cabinet and Corporate Management Team on a range of corporate policy/communications/performance issues
  • Leads the central communications, marketing, policy and performance services
  • Oversees public engagement and consultation
  • Manages the Chief Executive’s Office and the Leader’s Office and the associated support functions in these areas