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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
Alex Robertson director of communications image

Alex Robertson

Director of Communications
Andrew Scallan director of electoral administration image

Andrew Scallan, CBE

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

Bob Posner

Director of Party and Election Finance and Legal Counsel

Our Senior Leadership Group


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

Party and Election Finance

Vicky Fox Head of Guidance
Louise Edwards Head of Regulatory Compliance and Casework
Louise Footner Head of Legal and Secretariat

Electoral Administration

Tom Hawthorn Head of Policy
Ailsa Irvine Head of Electoral Guidance and Events
Phil Thompson Head of Research and Party Registration
Ben Brook Head of Performance and English Regions

Finance and Corporate Services

Peter Evans Head of Finance
Lindy Petts Interim Head of Human Resources
Phil Tucker Head of Information, Communication and Technology

Chief Executive

Andy O'Neill Head of Office – Scotland
Ann Watt Head of Office – Northern Ireland
Rhydian Thomas Head of Office – Wales

Chief Executive's outside meetings

Registers of interests, gifts and hospitality

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Fees, travel and subsistence costs

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