Chief executives

  • Cadman takes on Combined Authority post

    27 June 2017

    Suffolk CC chief executive Deborah Cadman has been hired as the new chief for the West Midlands Combined Authority.


  • Grenfell fire impact reverberates through sector

    22 June 2017

    Camden LBC evacuates residents as councils fail cladding tests while Kensington & Chelsea RLBC chief executive, Nicholas Holgate, resigns following criticism over the local authority’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire.


  • 100% business rates retention legislation dropped

    21 June 2017

    The Local Government Finance Bill has been dropped from the legislative programme, leaving plans for business rates retention in limbo.


  • Suspended chief quits

    21 June 2017

    Bury MBC’s suspended chief executive, Mike Owen, resigned ahead of this week’s hearing into his handling of historical child abuse allegations.


  • South Kesteven appoints new chief executive to lead 'new era'

    21 June 2017

    South Kesteven DC has appointed a new chief executive to help drive what it describes as a ‘new era’ for the council.


  • Chief resigns ahead of crunch hearing

    20 June 2017

    Bury MBC’s suspended chief executive, Mike Owen, resigned ahead of this week’s hearing into his handling of historical child abuse allegations.


  • Liverpool chief executive re-bailed, police confirm

    20 June 2017

    Liverpool City Council boss Ged Fitzgerald was yesterday among four men re-bailed on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.


  • Councils come together to help Grenfell Tower relief efforts

    20 June 2017

    Hounslow, Bromley, Ealing, Southwark and Westminster LBCs will help Kensington & Chelsea RLBC by contributing resources to ensure victims are provided with the necessary support.


  • Lower-tier councils pull out of Sheffield devolution deal

    14 June 2017

    Bassetlaw DC has become the second lower-tier council to back away from participation in the Sheffield city region’s devolution bid.


  • Lewis hired by Stevenage

    14 June 2017

    Stevenage BC has appointed Patrick Lewis as assistant director for regeneration.


  • Time for long-term thinking

    14 June 2017

    Gillian Guy looks at recent research on the wider impact of mental health conditions, and highlights the importance of local authorities and the third sector working together to tackle the challenges presented.


  • Time for some new school thinking?

    14 June 2017

    At a recent The MJ round table, council chief executives and senior managers met to discuss the role of local government in schools and the changing landscape of the education system. Dan Peters reports.


  • Bury set to meet over suspensions of officials

    14 June 2017

    Bury MBC will discuss the future of three suspended senior officials – including chief executive Mike Owen – next week.


  • Liverpool appoints new social care interim

    06 June 2017

    Liverpool City Council has appointed Dyane Aspinall as interim director of adult social care.


  • Warwickshire’s new double team

    06 June 2017

    Warwickshire CC’s new joint managing directors David Carter and Monica Fogarty explain how the new partnership – the first of its kind among the counties – places the authority in a prime position to succeed.


  • Tired, but defiant, officials ready for polling day

    06 June 2017

    Polling stations have opened their doors for the General Election today, with exhausted-but-defiant council officials prepared for security threats following a series of terror attacks.


  • Tackling terror

    06 June 2017

    PM talks tough on extremism after terrorist incidents, but local figures slam lack of focus on ensuring integrated, cohesive communities.


  • Fuller and Saint in running to replace Clarke

    05 June 2017

    Two senior Conservatives have emerged as the front-runners to replace Cllr Neil Clarke as chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN).


  • Mansfield appoints new interim chief executive

    30 May 2017

    Mansfield DC has appointed Hayley Barsby as its new interim chief executive


  • PODCAST: The thinker who became a doer

    30 May 2017

    As part of The MJ/Public Intelligence Leadership podcast series, Dr Barry Quirk explains his start in local government and how the landscape has changed during his long career. Heather Jameson reports.