Wednesday 21 February 2024
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County Council chooses new Chief Executive

Following a rigorous recruitment exercise, Adrian Smith has been selected by the Senior Staffing Committee as the next Chief Executive at Nottinghamshire County Council, subject to approval of the County Council at the Full Council meeting on 22 September.

Adrian, aged 42, is currently the authority’s Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director for Place, responsible for economic development and the county’s highways, transport and communities.

Councillor Ben Bradley MP, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Adrian impressed members of the interview panel with his incisive grasp of the strategic issues we’re facing.

“I look forward to working alongside Adrian to continue to deliver against the priorities we have set out to improve the lives of residents in Nottinghamshire, attracting major investment, working towards devolution for the East Midlands and transforming our care services. Nottinghamshire is leading the way when it comes to economic development, working with Government on major national priorities. We want to be a beacon for the region on change and innovation and getting our services right for local people.

“Adrian is well-respected within the council, regionally and nationally, and I’m confident his appointment will help us to achieve these priorities.

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Adrian Smith said: “I feel very privileged to be chosen for the Chief Executive role at such an important point in the future of local government.

“I am proud to call Nottinghamshire my home and I am very much looking forward to supporting our workforce, Members and partners to deliver on the priorities we have set in our Nottinghamshire Plan. My personal commitment is to improve the lives of residents, the economy and the health of people in Nottinghamshire.

Adrian joined Nottinghamshire County Council in 2016 as Corporate Director for Place, having previously worked at the London Borough of Lambeth.

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