Shirlene Adam, Director - Operations

Shirlene AdamShirlene Adam joined Taunton Deane Borough Council in 2000 and held several roles before becoming a Strategic Director in 2005.

She has experience of the wider public sector having previously worked in the NHS, the Registered Social Landlord Sector and other local authorities.

As Director of Operations, she leads the delivery of Operations (covering front line services with the exception of Planning, Housing, and Economic Development), Corporate Services and all Financial and Revenue related services.  Her statutory obligations are the Deputy Head of Paid Service, and the Chief Finance Officer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership of Corporate Services , Finance, Revenues and Benefits, and Operational Services
  • Organisational Transformation
  • Corporate Governance

Statutory Responsibilities:

  • Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer) for both Councils
  • Deputy Head of Paid Service
Post Details

Grade: Director

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £88,443 spot salary

Contact Details:   


Tel No: 01823 356310

Assistant Directors

Richard SealyRichard Sealy, Assistant Director - Corporate Services


Paul FitzgearldPaul Fitzgerald, Assistant Director - Resources


Chris HallChris Hall, Assistant Director - Operational Delivery