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Executive Team and Senior Leadership Group

On this page you can find out about our Executive Team and Senior Leadership Group.

Our Executive team support our Commissioners by providing the day-to-day leadership to implement our strategy successfully.

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Our Executive Team

Claire Bassett chief executive image

Claire Bassett

Chief Executive
Carolyn Huges, Director of Finance and Corporate Services and Deputy Chief Executive image

Carolyn Hughes

Director of Finance and Corporate Services and Deputy Chief Executive
Craig Westwood, Director of Communications

Craig Westwood

Director of Communications and Research
Andrew Scallan director of electoral administration image

Andrew Scallan, CBE

Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance
Bob Posner director of party and election finance and legal counsel image

Bob Posner

Director of Political Finance and Regulation and Legal Counsel

Our Senior Leadership Group

Communications and Research

Warren Seddon Head of Public Affairs and Media
Emma Hartley Head of Campaigns and Corporate Communication
Phil Thompson Head of Research

Political Finance and Regulation

Louise Edwards Head of Regulation
Rupert Grist Interim Head of Legal and Secretariat
Tom Hawthorn Head of Policy

Electoral Administration and Guidance

Ailsa Irvine Head of Guidance
Ben Brook Head of Performance and English Regions
Andy O'Neill Head of Electoral Commission, Scotland
Ann Watt Head of Electoral Commission, Northern Ireland
Rhydian Thomas Head of Electoral Commission, Wales

Finance and Corporate Services

Andrew Zuill Interim Head of Finance
Rosalind Miller Head of Human Resources (from October 2016)
Phil Tucker Head of Information, Communication and Technology

Chief Executive's outside meetings

Registers of interests, gifts and hospitality

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Fees, travel and subsistence costs

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