Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

IDeA's de Groot steps down

  • Comment
Lucy de Groot, executive director of the Improvement & Development Agency (IDeA), is stepping down from her post.

One of the most senior figures in local government, Ms de Groot revealed she will leave the agency next March as a result of the Local Government Association's group development strategy.

The strategy, announced by LGA chief executive Paul Coen last month, will see the IDeA brought 'in-house' to become part of a single support organisation.

"In light of the LGA's agreement on its group development strategy, now is an appropriate moment for the post of the executive director of the agency to be reviewed," Ms de Groot said, adding she hoped to remain in the local government sector.

LGA chairman Sir Simon Milton paid tribute to Ms de Groot, who ran the IDeA for five years.

"Lucy has been at the heart of local government's rapid improvement in recent years," he said.

"As chairman of the LGA and its improvement board I have worked closely with Lucy over the last four years and came to rely on her cool, calm and collected advice and on her positive, can-do approach to getting things done."

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.