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15.07.19

Lewisham Council appoint new chief executive from Hackney Council

Lewisham LBC is set to appoint Kim Wright, currently a group director at Hackney Council, as its new chief executive.

Wright will take up the top job in October, leaving her post as group director for neighbourhoods and housing in Hackney.

Lewisham said she had been “central” in helping Hackney become one of the best performing councils in London, with her experience at Hackney spanning three director-level roles.

The mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, said: “I am delighted that Kim will be joining us and helping us to deliver our manifesto for change in the borough.

“I’m particularly proud that we have appointed our first permanent female chief executive. Kim has significant experience of strategically leading high-quality services including the delivery of one of the country’s largest council house-building programmes.”

On top of a wide range of experience of transforming services, Wright led the delivery of a programme that will build over 2,000 council homes in Hackney, most of which will be social rent and shared ownership.

She was also “instrumental” in ensuring the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games “brought real and lasting economic and social benefits to Hackney and east London.

Wright commented: “I am proud to be joining Lewisham at this time, and look forward to bringing my experience here to help deliver the borough’s vision for change and to working with the mayor and councillors, alongside staff, local communities and partners, to make a real difference to local people’s lives.”

The appointment is subject to council ratification on 24 July.

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