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How the Council works

Council structure

Political structure

Crawley Borough Council’s 36 Councillors form the Council, which determines the policy framework and decides all major strategies and plans for the Borough. 

The Council has a Cabinet which works in a similar way to the Government’s Cabinet. It is made up of six Councillors who each hold a special portfolio of responsibility. Find out more in our Democracy pages.

Officer structure

Council staff give advice, implement decisions and manage the day-to-day delivery of Council services.
Staff are led by the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive supported by eight Heads of Service.

Chief Executive

Natalie Brahma-Pearl

Email Natalie Brahma-Pearl

Services and contacts

  • Economy and Planning
    Clem Smith. 
  • Legal, Democratic Services and HR
  • Corporate Finance
    Karen Hayes.
  • Communications 

Deputy Chief Executive

Ian Duke

Email Ian Duke

Services and contacts