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New consultancy role for Rogers as West Midlands CA makes another senior appointment

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Former Birmingham City Council chief executive Mark Rogers has a new job. 

Mr Rogers, who was ousted as Birmingham’s chief executive following pressure from the independent improvement panel appointed by the government, is joining consultancy Collaborate as an executive director. Collaborate has recently worked with the Local Government Association and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and senior managers on the Ignite leadership programme. 

In his new role Mr Rogers will lead on collaborative public services, place-based care and health, and system leadership.

On Twitter Mr Roger said he was “delighted” with his new job, which he is due to take up next month.

Meanwhile, Collaborate’s chief executive Henry Kippin will be taking on a major new secondment as interim director of public service reform for the West Midlands Combined Authority. He will work with mayor Andy Street (Con) and the CA’s leadership team led by Deborah Cadman for a part of each week to take forward elements of the region’s plans for devolution and place-based change. Mr Kippin will continue to lead the Collaborate team alongside current executive directors Anna Randle and Christine Elliott.

Further changes to Collaborate’s team will see Samantha Jones, who recently led the development of NHS England’s vanguard and new models of care programme, join as a senior associate leading on projects to improve health outcomes through collaborative leadership and delivery.

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