Tameside Council Executive Team


Areas of Responsibility


Updated 31 August 2016


Steven Pleasant

Steven Pleasant

Chief Executive

Steven is Chief Executive at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, the Head of the Paid Service and Interim Accountable Officer for Tameside and Glossop CCG. He has an MSc from Cranfield Institute of Technology and in his early career worked as a town planner after graduating as a Master of Civic Design from Liverpool University. 

Steven led the organisation working with its partners in being awarded the ‘Local Innovation Award for Building Economic Resilience’, the only local authority in the country to receive this award.

Steven was lead officer for the North West Centre of Excellence for 3 years and took a leading role in the development of the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (RIEP). He is now the chair of iNetwork which has been successfully supporting public service improvement and transformation across the North West region for the last 11 years.

Steven is the lead Chief Executive on behalf of the Combined Authority for Health and Wellbeing and for Asylum, Refugees and Migration.

He jointly chairs the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Commissioning Board and acts as the lead Chief Executive for the North West for Adult Social Care Sector led improvement.

He is the Chair of the North West Regional Asylum Steering Group, which governs the work of the North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership, and has recently been honoured with an MBE in recognition of this work.

Steven was pleased to see many of the projects he has led over the last few years come together, leading to Tameside Council achieving LGC’s Council of the Year award 2016.



Sandra Stewart

Sandra Stewart

Executive Director – Governance, Resources & Pensions (Borough Solicitor)

Sandra has been the Council's Borough Solicitor and Statutory Monitoring Officer since 2003 and joined Tameside in 1994 as a trainee Solicitor.

She has a BSc Joint Hons in Mathematics and Physics (Manchester) and qualified as a Solicitor in September 1996.

She is a member of the Law Society, Greater Manchester Chief Lawyers (also known as District Secretaries) and the Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors.

Sandra is the Council's most senior lawyer, is the Solicitor to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund and is also is also the Council's Data Protection Officer.

As Executive Director for Governance she has responsibility for Human Resources (Operations & Strategy), Workforce Development, Payroll, Scrutiny, Partnership Development & Corporate Consultation, iNetwork, ICT infrastructure and systems management, and ICT frontline services and technologies, Democratic Services, Elections, Member Services & Mayoralty, Executive & Business Support, Media, Marketing & Communications, Legal Services, Corporate Projects and Registrars.

Stephanie Butterworth

Stephanie Butterworth

Executive Director - People

Stephanie has worked at the Council since 2003 and has held a variety of management roles, most recently as Executive Director, Community Services. Stephanie has also previously been employed in a joint post with the Council and Tameside and Glossop PCT.

Stephanie started her career in nursing and worked across a number of acute, community and public health settings with adults and children.

Stephanie’s current role includes the statutory DASS & DCS role and she also has responsibility for the Council’s Community Services. She is also the Council’s lead for health improvement and the reduction of health inequalities in partnership with the Director of Public Health.

Robin Monk

Robin Monk

Executive Director - Place

Robin joined the council in 1978 as a student Environmental Health Officer graduating from the University of Salford in 1982 with a BSc in Environmental Services. 

Robins’ entire career has been with the council and has worked in most areas of Environmental Health. In recent years as a Senior Manager he has been responsible for Engineering and Property Management and recently became the Executive Director for Economic Growth, Investment and Sustainability.

The service area is responsible for not only Environmental and Technical Services but also Asset Management and the Tameside Investment Partnership. The directorate takes the Strategic lead on planning, transportation, housing and inward investment in the borough.

Angela Hardman

Angela Hardman

Director - Public Health Programme

Angela joined the Council as Director of Public Health in March 2013. As Executive Director, Angela has a leadership role to build and strengthen effective relationships that are central to driving forward shared efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Tameside. Delivering long term sustainable reductions in health inequalities is at the heart of this work.

Angela began her career in the National Health Service in 1984, working in a range of administrative and management roles across Greater Manchester, before starting her Public Health career in 1995. Angela has a MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion (Manchester), she is included in the UK Public Health Register and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

As Director of Public Health Angela is a statutory chief officer of the Council and is responsible for the exercise of the authority’s public health functions. She is responsible for providing leadership spanning the three domains of public health: health improvement, health protection and healthcare public health.

Angela is the Chair of the Greater Manchester Directors of Public Health group. As chair, she has a leadership role in enabling work in support of Greater Manchester devolution, in particular supporting work across GM and the local placed based system of Tameside & Glossop towards enabling a radical upgrade in population health.


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