Council officers are paid staff members working for Mid Sussex District Council.

Our Chief Council officers and the Leadership Team is listed below.

Kathryn Hall

Kathryn Hall

Chief Executive

Judy Holmes

Judy Holmes

Deputy Chief Executive 

  • Community Services
  • Development Management (Planning)
  • Economic Development and Sustainability
  • Emergency Planning
  • Environmental Health
  • Planning Policy and Housing Enabling
Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes

Director – People and Commercial Services

  • Commercial Services and Contracts
  • Digital and People Services
  • Estate Services and Building Control
  • Housing Options
  • Parking
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • Waste, Leisure and Landscapes

Louise Duffield

Louise Duffield

Director – Resources and Organisational Development 

  • Communications, Community Engagement & PR
  • Corporate Resources
  • Democratic Services and Elections
  • Finance
  • Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Legal Services
  • Policy, Performance and Service Redesign

Assistant Directors


Job title 


Service Area 


Assistant Director Planning & Sustainable Economy  

Ann Biggs

Development Management 

Economic Development 
Planning Policy and Housing Enabling


Lucie Corrie

Assistant Director Communities   

Lucie Corrie

Community Safety & Safeguarding 
Community Services 
Environmental Health (incl. Emergency Planning)  

Rob Anderton

Assistant Director Commercial Services & Contracts  

Rob Anderton  

Building Control 


Estates and Facilities 

Waste Services 

Simon Jones

Assistant Director Digital & People Services  

Simon Jones  

Customer Services  

Digital & Technology  

Housing Options 
Revenues and Benefits 

Rachel Jarvis

Assistant Director Corporate Resources (S151 Officer) 

Rachel Jarvis

Audit and Treasury 
Land Charges 
Planning & Building Control Support   

Policy & Performance  

Service Redesign  

Programme & Project management  

Paula Moore

Assistant Director Organisational Development  

Paula Moore

Communications and Marketing  
Community Engagement & Development   

HR (incl. Payroll)   

Organisational Development 

Public Relations 

Kevin Toogood

Assistant Director, Governance & Monitoring Officer

Kevin Toogood

Democratic Services and Elections 

Legal Services 

Last updated: 28 May 2024