Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Government names Transformation Commissioner for Nottingham City Council

The Government has announced the appointment of Sharon Kemp, Chief Executive of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, as Commissioner for Transformation for Nottingham City Council.

Working alongside Tony McArdle as Lead Commissioner and Margaret Lee as Finance Commissioner, she will play a pivotal role in overseeing the council’s improvement activities, with a focus on reshaping frontline services and ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the council.

The Commissioners have been granted extensive powers and will oversee the full range of the council’s improvement activities.

Councillor David Mellen, Leader of the Council, reiterated the council’s commitment to working with the Commissioners, stating: “We are committed to collaborating with the Commissioners to address Nottingham’s current challenges and drive forward our improvement agenda as quickly as possible.”

Mel Barrett, the council’s Chief Executive, emphasised the importance of Sharon Kemp’s appointment in accelerating the council’s transformation efforts. He said: “The expertise and insight Sharon Kemp brings will be invaluable as we continue our journey of reshaping the organisation and delivering essential services for Nottingham residents within the financial resources available to us.”

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