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Luton Borough Council

Meet Luton's chief executive and corporate directors

Robin Porter, Chief Executive  

Robin Porter

Chief Executive

Address: Town Hall, Upper George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01582 547399

Robin Porter took over as the Chief Executive for Luton Council on 6 May 2019. Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director for Customer and Commercial Services at Luton Council, as well as the Lead Officer at London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL).

Before joining Luton Council Robin worked as a senior manager in the private sector.

Robin is responsible for:

  • the circa 730 services that the council delivers to our 225,000 residents
  • leading the circa 2,700 officers delivering those services

Additionally the council is leading the town-wide vision to ensure that by 2040 Luton is to be a healthy, fair and sustainable town, where everyone can thrive and no-one has to live in poverty.

This Luton 2040 vision has been created by residents and partners across our town and was first launched in October 2020. The first phase of the vision was focussed on responding to the immediate challenges we faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past few years businesses, public sector, voluntary and community sector organisations, as well as residents, have worked together to overcome these challenges and lay the foundations for us to achieve this shared long term vision.

Allison Parkinson

Corporate Director, Children, Families and Education

Address: Town Hall, Upper George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01582 548400

Mark Fowler, Corporate Director Population Wellbeing  

Mark Fowler

Corporate Director Population Wellbeing

Address: Town Hall, Upper George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ
Phone: 01582 548440

Mark has worked in local government since 1991, operating at director level and above for the last 10 years. Prior to his move to Luton Council in February 2022 he was Director of Community Solutions at Barking and Dagenham Council where he supported communities, families and individuals to become more independent.

As the Corporate Director for Population Wellbeing in Luton, Mark oversees services including Housing, Adult Social Care, Public Health, Commissioning and Business Intelligence which are key to the Luton 2040 vision for the town to be healthy, fair and sustainable, where everyone can thrive and no-one has to live in poverty.

Luton 2040 is a town-wide vision built around a single-unifying mission for everyone in Luton.

Nicola Monk, Corporate Director, Inclusive Economy  

Nicola Monk

Corporate Director, Inclusive Economy

Address: Town Hall, Upper George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01582 546433

Having previously worked for Cambridgeshire County Council and East Hertfordshire District Council, Nicola joined Luton in 1999 and held various positions, including Service Director for Policy, Communities and Engagement, before becoming a Corporate Director in December 2019. 

As Corporate Director for Inclusive Economy she heads services including customer services, refuse, cleansing, planning, parks, highways and property. She is also the strategic lead for inclusive growth, climate change, business transformation, ICT, workforce development and is heavily involved in the development and leadership of the Luton 2040 programme. 

At a regional level Nicola represents the council’s interests on the Oxford to Cambridge Pan Regional Partnership, the Central Area Growth Board and England’s Economic Heartland Leadership Board.

Graham Olver, Corporate Director, Airport  

Graham Olver

Corporate Director, Airport

Email: [email protected]

Graham Olver took over as chief executive officer for London Luton Airport Ltd (now trading as Luton Rising) in December 2020. Before this he was chief strategy officer, and prior to that Graham’s career was focused on the delivery of global critical infrastructure projects.

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