Listed on this page are the Chief Executive's and Corporate Directors' contact details

Mel Barrett

Mel is Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council, serving one of the country’s most vibrant and diverse cities.  He is responsible for providing policy advice to elected councillors and providing visible leadership to the council’s 6,000 staff delivering vital public services, securing economic growth and improving life chances. 

He was previously Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and has a successful track record in the management of large scale customer facing services, organisational change and transformation initiatives, and the delivery of large scale regeneration and development projects. 

Mel is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an alumnus of the City University, London MBA Programme, as well as a Commissioner for the Commission for Creating Healthy Cities.   

Contact Details 

Mel Barrett
Chief Executive 
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street
Nottingham 
NG2 3NG

E-mail: mel.barrett@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Frank Jordan

Frank Jordan joins the council from his previous role as Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director for Place at Cheshire East Council, a post he has held for the last five years. He brings extensive experience of working in local government, starting his career at Newcastle City Council working in environmental services and highways in the 1990s. He is no stranger to the East Midlands, having worked at Leicester City Council as the Strategic Director for City Development and Neighbourhood Services for four years.

He has also had experience of leading corporate transformational change programmes, building and sustaining effective multi-agency partnerships and managing complex financial and commercial projects. The move not only provides him with a new set of exciting opportunities to improve the outcomes for local residents in, but also because it enables him and his family to relocate back to join other family members in the East Midlands.

Contact Details 

Frank Jordan
Corporate Director Resident Services
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street
Nottingham 
NG2 3NG

E-mail: Frank.Jordan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Catherine Underwood

Catherine is Corporate Director for People Services, including adult social care services, children’s social care, youth justice, education, early years and public health.

Catherine originally studied psychology, began her career in mental health services and is a registered social worker.  She has held diverse leadership roles in Local Authorities and in the NHS, working in Norfolk, Birmingham and Nottinghamshire.

Catherine joined Nottingham City Council in March 2018 to lead the Adult Social Care transformation programme.  She became Director of Adult Social Care and October 2019 saw her appointment to the role of Corporate Director for People.

Contact Details 

Catherine Underwood
Corporate Director for People
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street
Nottingham 
NG2 3NG

Tel: 0115 876 3447
E-mail: catherine.underwood@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Sajeeda Rose

The East Midlands is home for Sajeeda having grown up in Leicester and spent her working life in the region. Sajeeda is no stranger to Nottingham City Council, in her current role is Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership she has been involved in many of Nottingham's flagship developments and is a member of the Nottingham Growth Board.

Sajeeda brings a lot of relevant experience for the role of the Corporate Director for Growth & City Development, she led the transformation and organisational change of D2N2 following the 2018 LEP review and put in place stronger governance, accountability and a culture of performance and delivery. She has been influential in successfully delivering the LEPs £250m Local Growth Fund and securing an additional £44m of Getting Building Funding to support the regional economy.

Most recently she led the successful bid for an East Midlands Freeport, the only inland freeport in the country.

Contact Details

Sajeeda Rose
Corporate Director for Growth and City Development
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street
Nottingham 
NG2 3NG

E-mail: Sajeeda.Rose@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Clive Heaphy

Clive Heaphy joined Nottingham City Council as Strategic Director of Finance in November 2020 following his work establishing the new Northamptonshire Children’s Trust as its Chief Executive.

Clive had previously held positions as both Acting Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer of the UK largest local authority Birmingham City Council helping to lead it out of Government intervention.

In addition various other Chief Finance roles in local government, Clive has held similar roles for HS2 limited, Sport England and other bodies.

Contact Details 

Clive Heaphy
Corporate Director Finance and Resources
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street
Nottingham 
NG2 3NG

E-mail: clive.heaphy@nottinghamcity.gov.uk