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Last director general named

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A former local government finance director is to fill the last vacant director general post in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

Sue Higgins, who was strategic director of resources at Sutton LBC before she joined the civil service, has been named as director general for finance and corporate services.

She has been carrying out the same role at the Department for Education for the past two years and will move to DCLG at the end of July. Acting director general David Rossington will then become finance director.

Before working at Sutton, Ms Higgins worked at Slough BC and Richmond upon Thames LBC in financial chief officer roles and was president of the Society of Municipal Treasurers in 2005-06.

DCLG permanent secretary Sir Bob Kerslake said: “She has extensive experience in both local and central government and I look forward to working with her.

“While Sue will focus on the finance and corporate services brief, she will also make an invaluable contribution to the department as a whole both through our policy programme in areas such as localism and the review of local government funding and her seat on the board overseeing all the department’s work.”

Her appointment completes the new structure at director general level as the department loses around half of its staff in an ongoing restructure which has focused on the top roles first.

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