David Scholes is Chief Executive of NHDC.
David started his career in the Council as Group Manager for Planning in 2002 and took on a number of roles. After eight years David received his promotion to Director of Planning, Housing and Enterprise where he held responsibility for Planning, Housing, Environmental Health, Careline and Community Safety. David was appointed as interim Chief Executive of the Council in February 2012 and the Employment Committee confirmed David's appointment as permanent on the 6 September 2012.
The Council's Democratic Services Team, who deal with Committee and Electoral Service work, report directly to David Scholes.
The rest of the Council is organised into directorates delivering the following services:
Finance, Policy and Governance Directorate
Finance, Performance & Asset Management
Revenues, Benefits and IT
Policy and Community Services
Planning, Housing and Enterprise Directorate
Corporate Strategy, Planning and Enterprise
Development and Building Control
Housing and Public Protection