Our round-up of local government’s latest appointments and departures
Joanna Killian has been appointed as chief executive of Surrey CC, subject to approval by full council next month. Ms Killian was chief executive of Essex CC for 11 years until 2015 when she joined KPMG as head of local government and devolution. She replaces David McNulty who announced his retirement in July after eight years at the helm of the council. Ms Killian, who started her career at Redbridge LBC, has also worked for Tower Hamlets and Croydon LBCs and for the Audit Commission as director of local government performance and improvement.
Kim Dero has been named as Hammersmith & Fulham LBC’s permanent chief executive, having held the post on an interim basis since April. She has worked for the council for 20 years, most recently as director of delivery and value. The role is subject to formal confirmation by full council.
Ofsted has appointed Yvette Stanley as its new national director of social care. Ms Stanley will join the regulator in April from Merton LBC where she is currently director for children, schools and families. She will replace Eleanor Schooling, who has agreed to extend her time with Ofsted until 31 March next year.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority chief executive Martin Whiteley will take on the same role on an interim basis with the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP. The appointment was confirmed at a meeting of the LEP’s board last week.
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Stevenage BC has appointed Craig Miller as an assistant director with responsibility for in-house services. Mr Miller joins the council from Windsor & Maidenhead RBC, where he was head of community protection and enforcement. The appointment completes Stevenage’s new strategic leadership team following a review which led to the recruitment of several assistant directors.
Leeds City Council’s chief officer economy and regeneration Tom Bridges is leaving the role after five years to join consultant Arup UKMEA as director, cities advisory.
North West Leicestershire DC has appointed a new head of community services. Paul Sanders will lead on services including waste and recycling, environmental protection, leisure and community engagement.
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has appointed two new commissioners to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Steve Robinson is currently a member of the Birmingham City Council improvement panel and was the first chief executive of Cheshire West and Chester Council when it was formed in 2008, having previously been chief executive of Stoke on Trent City Council. Andrew Scallan, who held roles in Manchester City Council’s democratic services before joining the Electoral Commission in 2007, served as the deputy chief counting officer for the EU referendum.