Kath Marriott has assumed the role as Rushcliffe Borough Council’s new interim Chief Executive.
Mrs Marriott starts the position from today (Monday 1 July ) from outgoing Chief Executive Allen Graham, having been Deputy CEO since 2015 and Executive Manager for Transformation at the Council since 2012. She originally joined the authority as Community Engagement Manager in 2008.
She has overseen the authority’s property, economic development, customer services, HR and ICT services over the last seven years, having previously worked in the publishing industry and for a Town Council in Berkshire.
Her recent experience includes the delivery of the Cotgrave town centre regeneration project, refurbishment of Bridgford Hall and the move from the old Civic Centre to the new Rushcliffe Arena and she will hold the role until May 2020, when a permanent candidate will be appointed.
Kath said: “I am delighted to now be in post and will look forward to working with elected members, colleagues and partners to continue to deliver great services to Rushcliffe’s 115,000 residents.
“Continuity will be key and we will utilise and invest in the skills and expertise in the organisation to build on the success that has been achieved in recent years.
“Growth, leisure and the environment will be among our key focuses as we maintain Rushcliffe as a great place with a great lifestyle and great sport.”
Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson warmly welcomed her to the role.
He said: “The Cabinet and I are very pleased with Kath’s appointment that will provide an opportunity for her to grow whilst maintaining stability through proactive succession planning.
“She has shown exceptional ability in her role as Deputy Chief Executive to deliver projects and raise the reputation of the Council and I am sure she will help drive our momentum as a Council even further for the benefit of residents.”
The Council passed a recommendation at a Full Council meeting in March accepting Allen Graham’s resignation and confirming Mrs Marriott’s new role.
Appointed in October 2006, Mr Graham said his decision was taken as he felt it was the appropriate time for the Council to assess new executive leadership from a position of strength.