The chief executive of Local Partnerships is to leave the joint venture to take a post at London’s City Hall.
Helen Bailey, a former chief executive of Islington LBC, is to become chief operating officer for Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime later in the Autumn.
In her new role she will be working closely with deputy mayor for crime and policing Stephen Greenhalgh (Con), former leader of Hammersmith & Fulham LBC, who said: “Helen’s outstanding track record in the leadership of public services in London and at a national level will play a critical role”.
Ms Bailey, who said she was “delighted” to get the job, has been chief executive of Local Partnerships, the projects advisory body owned by the Local Government Association and the Treasury, for 18 months after an initial short-term secondment from her Treasury role as director of public services.
At MOPAC she will be responsible for the operational management of the office and for delivering its priorities including holding the Metropolitan Police Service to account, crime prevention, criminal justice improvements and reducing reoffending rates.