Governance

YPO Board of Directors

The YPO Board share responsibility for managing all YPO employees and meet formally on a monthly basis. The Board is chaired by the Managing Director. Reports requiring further scrutiny or decisions outside of the delegated responsibilities are referred as appropriate to the Management Committee or a relevant sub-committee.

By law, senior officers are not allowed to participate in any party political activity and expected to advise and assist all councillors, irrespective of their political affiliation. This is of particular importance at YPO where political representation is from 13 local authorities.

Managing Director
Current: Simon Hill
The most senior officer at YPO is the Managing Director who works closely with the Management Committee and lead authority, providing leadership, strategic direction and operational management to ensure the delivery of all services.

Tel: 01924 834811 
simon.hill@ypo.co.uk

Executive Director
Current: Jo Marshall
This role has responsibility for sales, business development, marketing, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement, catalogue production, CPD, customer engagement, quality, and trading.

Tel: 01924 834976 
jo.marshall@ypo.co.uk

Executive Director 
Current: Paul Smith
This role is responsible for procurement (supplies and services), finance, contracts, IT and programme management.

Tel: 01924 834969 
paul.smith@ypo.co.uk

Assistant Director, HR & Logistics
Current: Julie Wray
This role has responsibility for HR, business support, health and safety, facilities management, stock control, warehousing, and logistics.

Tel: 01924 834897 
julie.wray@ypo.co.uk