Corporate services

Lydia Morrison

Director for Corporate Services and Chief Finance Officer

Tel: 023 9244 6624


Lydia is a qualified accountant and has worked across diverse areas of industries and services within the public, private and charitable sector organisations over her 30 year finance career.

Lydia has also gained experience implementing and delivering high value capital projects across a varied portfolio of property as well as in the formulation and execution of fiscal and financial policy.

Lydia is the Director for Corporate Services and Chief Finance Officer with Section 151 responsibilities as well as line management responsibility for the Corporate Services directorate.

Lydia chairs the Corporate Governance Board for both Havant Borough and East Hampshire District Councils as well as the Governance, Audit and Finance Board at HBC and the Governance, Audit and Scrutiny Committee at EHDC.

The S151 Officer plays a key role in helping the organisation balance local service needs with corporate interests whilst ensuring compliance with all financial requirements. The role and functions of the S151 Officer are directly informed by a comprehensive framework of statutory duties and responsibilities.

Matthew Tiller

Head of Finance (Deputy Section 151 Officer)

Tel: 02393 446602


Matthew is a qualified accountant who has worked in several sectors and has over 25 years experience within Local Government Finance.

Matthew has led on all areas of finance, including the statement of accounts, budget setting and monitoring and audit. He has also delivered Authority wide change through transformation and financial systems.

Daniel Toohey

Head of Legal Services

Tel: 023 9244 6524


Daniel is a highly experienced corporate governance and commercial solicitor having worked in government, or in city/private sector firms representing government clients, for some thirty years.

He has lead legal services teams and advised on governance issues as a monitoring officer or deputy at a mix of district councils, unitaries, and London boroughs. He has also concluded a range of high value commercial projects including strategic service partnerships, PPP and PFI deals.

Brian Wood

Head of Customer Services

Tel: 01730 234150


With more than 35 years experience of providing customer facing services, Brian is responsible for Customer Services, Revenues and Benefits, Election Services, Corporate Support, Local Land Charges, Address Management and Research and Insight.

A Fellow of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation, Brian is focussed on using customer insight to develop new ways of delivering services and deploying modern, cost-efficient technologies to improve customer satisfaction and insight.

Susan Parker

Head of Programmes, Redesign and Quality

Tel: 023 9244 6493


With 25 years experience of the commercial sector alongside the successful delivery of strategic partnerships and transformation programmes in the public sector, Sue is the strategic lead for business solutions, workspace logistics, facilities management services and corporate governance.

As Head of Programmes, Redesign and Quality, Sue directs the delivery of major corporate initiatives; overseeing professional project management and business analyst resources to secure the best outcomes for the customer and the organisation aided by excellent digital design and workstyle management.

Sue is also the Senior Information Risk Owner for the council and leads the organisation in ensuring compliance with all information governance requirements.

Caroline Tickner

Head of Organisational Development

Tel: 023 9244 6139


Caroline is a HR and OD professional with over 20 years’ experience, operating at a strategic level in both public and private sectors. Caroline has a unique ability to identify synergies across teams and utilise resources effectively to deliver tangible outcomes.

Caroline is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, holds advanced qualifications in strategic leadership and coaching has an MSc Strategic HR Management and a BSc (Hons) Psychology.

Trevor Pugh

Interim Head of Environmental Services

Tel: 01730 234 420


Trevor is heading up the liaison role with the Norse South East partnership. This provides many of the front-line services for both councils.

Trevor is a highly experienced senior manager of environmental services having worked in Director roles at a wide variety of county, unitary and district councils.

Matt Goodwin

Client Relationship Director and Senior Client Executive (Operations)

Tel: 02392 446 093


Working to drive effective realisation of a contract spend of £20 Million, Matt has specific oversight of Revenues and Benefits, Customer Services, and HR & Payroll. Matt also coordinates the annual planning and service improvement elements within the contract.

Matt has spent many years working within local government, and has experience leading corporate and operational services, organisation wide programmes, and a clientside function for a significant outsourcing contract.

Matt has also several years’ experience working in a high stakes multi-authority partnership.

Chris Bradley

Head of Commercial Development

Tel: 01730 234079


Leading commercial activities, Chris’ team specialises in programme and performance management, commercial finance and business development.

Chris has designed and delivered products and services across a wide range of markets, including local and central government, science, technology, engineering and business support.

Chris is leading the Building Control team in moving to a new model of delivery that will minimise the cost of the service through efficiencies and new income streams.

Chris is also the Managing Director of EH Commercial Services improving the environment through ethical enforcement.