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Klonowski to take helm at Bristol

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Anna Klonowski is set to become chief executive of Bristol City Council on a starting salary of £160,000.

She has been working at Bristol for the past year, initially on devolution and finance, and in July became interim strategic director of resources.

Her appointment is due to be confirmed at a 21 February council meeting after which she would be offered a fixed term contract to 31 December 2020 to tie in with the term of the current mayoralty.

Ms Klonowski would replace Stephen Hughes, former chief executive of Birmingham City Council, who has been acting as interim chief executive since the previous incumbent Nicola Yates left last summer, shortly after the arrival of elected mayor Marvin Rees (Lab). HIs term comes to an end in May 2020.

Mr Rees said: “Anna is a highly experienced leader, having held a range of senior roles across the public sector. I value her input greatly.

“I hope members of full council will agree that Anna is an appropriate choice to help steer the council through what are extremely challenging financial times.”

Ms Klonowski has served as assistant controller of financial services at Camden LBC and was director of finance with Hackney LBC from 2000 to 2003 and later worked as a consultant.

She is best known for leading a probe into an overcharging scandal in social care at Wirral MBC.

Ms Klonowski said of her new role: “This would allow me to contribute further to the future of Bristol. I am privileged to work for such a fantastic city and with our incredibly dedicated staff. We face some big challenges, but alongside our committed community partners we can tackle these issues and make Bristol a fairer, more resilient city.”



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