About our Senior Leadership Group
Our Senior Leadership Group support directors, and ensure their teams are able to deliver our strategies and work effectively.
Electoral Administration and Guidance
Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement
As the Head of Support and Improvement, Mel oversees the work of our English regional team.
Charlene Hannon, Head of Guidance
Charlene oversees the work of our guidance teams.
Andy O'Neill, Head of Electoral Commission, Scotland
As Head of Electoral Commission Scotland, Andy ensures that the views of Scottish stakeholders contribute to all aspects of our work.
Ann Watt, Head of Electoral Commission, Northern Ireland
Ann is the Head of Electoral Commission Northern Ireland, and represents the views of stakeholders in Northern Ireland.
Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Wales
As the Head of Electoral Commission Wales, Rhydian focusses on the issues that affect Wales and ensures Wales is represented in our work.
Amanda Kelly, Legal Counsel for the Commission
As Legal Counsel, Amanda ensures our work is legally compliant.
Dan Adamson, Interim Head of Monitoring and Enforcement
Dan leads the team carrying out investigations.
Majella La Praik, Interim Head of Registration and Reporting
Majella oversees the registration of political parties and the reporting of expenditure.
Communications, Policy and Research
Tim Crowley, Head of Campaigns and Corporate Communications
Tim oversees the teams responsible for our campaigns, digital channels and internal communication.
Phil Thompson, Head of Research
Phil leads the team carrying out our research projects.
Niki Nixon, Head of External Communications
Niki oversees both the press and public affairs teams.
Tom Hawthorn, Head of Policy
As the Head of Policy, Tom leads the team carrying out our policy work.
Finance and Corporate Services
David Bailey, Head of Strategic Planning and Performance
As the Head of Strategic Planning and Performance, David oversees our governance work and our business support team.
Jennifer Hartland, Head of Human Resources
Jennifer manages all aspects of HR from recruitment to wellbeing.
Joanne Crofton-Diggins, Head of Information, Communication and Technology
Joanne oversees our IT team, as well as our information functions.
Tracey Blackman, Financial Controller
Tracey manages the finance and procurement team.
Carol Sweetenham, Head of Projects
Carol oversees the delivery of our projects.
- UK wide