Chief Executive - Deborah Cadman

Information about the Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council.


Deborah Cadman

Deborah Cadman

Suffolk County Council’s Chief Executive, Deborah Cadman, is responsible for leading the work and future direction of the council.

Deborah has extensive public sector experience in Suffolk, with six years in the top job at St Edmundsbury Borough Council and, more recently, as chief executive at the East of England Development Agency, where in 2010/11 she supported the creation of 8,800 jobs and 2,800 new businesses in the east.

Her role is pivotal in shaping effective public services in Suffolk, as a focal point for partners in the voluntary, health, local government and police sectors, as well as other partners from within and outside the county.

Key aims

  • Leadership: working with county council staff, managers and elected members to deliver the best possible service to Suffolk people;
  • Direction: setting the agenda and steering the council through a time of significant change;
  • Management: overseeing financial and performance management across the council;
  • Partnership: developing strong partnerships throughout Suffolk to improve services within communities and provide efficient use of taxpayers’ money.

Contact Deborah

If you would like to contact Deborah, please email her Executive Assistant, Shirley Whitwood,, or write to Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive, Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX or telephone 01473 264002.


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