Workforce, Pensions and Training

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.

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

public sector executive tv

more videos >

latest public sector news

Looking ahead with South Tyneside Council

15/11/2019Looking ahead with South Tyneside Council

South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm spoke with Emily Rodgers for the new PSE podcast about the council’s green agenda and plans for ... more >
Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

15/11/2019Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

- PRESS RELEASE -   Covering a growing population of 15.3 million, home to over a million businesses and with an economy totalling £... more >
Doncaster Council approves plans for large-scale airport development

14/11/2019Doncaster Council approves plans for large-scale airport development

  Doncaster Council has approved plans for a major advanced manufacturing and logistics development located at Doncaster Sheffield airp... more >

editor's comment

25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this... read more >

last word

Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been th... more > more last word articles >
Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

15/11/2019Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

- PRESS RELEASE -   Covering a growing population of 15.3 million, home to over a million businesses and with an economy totalling £329bn, the Northern Powerhouse forms the very spin... more >
Lincolnshire council sets 2050 net-zero carbon target

05/11/2019Lincolnshire council sets 2050 net-zero carbon target

West Lindsey District Council, in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, has unanimously passed a motion to target becoming a net-zero carbon authority by 2050. Councillors moved to support the creatio... more >

the raven's daily blog

Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14/11/2019Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts explains how living in a modern, interconnected world, as we do, means public sector organisations cannot afford to ignore the role of data. Data is all around us in the modern age. Unseen, the digital environment plays a role in near on every aspect of our lives. It influences, manages and mit... more >
read more blog posts from 'the raven' >

comment

Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

19/06/2019Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

13/06/2019A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

A fifth of the country’s public sector workers say they have NEVER received a ‘thank you’ for doing their job as Public Service... more >

interviews

Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need to invest in technology to help make better use of their resources. Bu... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technology partners has recently welcomed a new member to its team. Matt Spencer, O2’s head of public ... more >
New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

05/11/2018New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers of the north joined forces to celebrate and debate how to drive innovation and improvement through th... more >

public sector focus

View all News