The chief executive is Paul Martin, who is also the director of administration. As head of the paid service, he is in overall charge of the services provided by the council.
The Directors' Board comprises the chief executive and the other five departmental directors. It meets fortnightly to discuss key corporate issues and is responsible for overseeing the discharge of council policy.
The council has 5 strategic objectives that reflect the council's priorities and its ongoing corporate ambition to deliver high quality, value for money services, including keeping the council tax amongst the lowest in the country:
Delivering high quality, value for money services
Improving opportunities for children and young people with an emphasis on early intervention and preventative work
Making Wandsworth an attractive, safe, sustainable and healthy place
Providing personalised and preventative care and support for adults in need - including those in housing need
Building a prosperous, vibrant and cohesive community.