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Leader informs councillors that CEX is to depart next year
Published Friday, 09 September 2011
The Leader of Council, Cllr Peter John, has accepted the request of the Chief Executive, that the time is right to announce that she will be leaving the authority next year.
She said that she felt privileged to have worked with councillors and staff to move forward on an ambitious modernisation programme that has saved the council millions, delivered a complicated regeneration agenda, including the deals at Potters Fields, the Elephant and Castle and the vital Building Schools for the Future programme to help improve the life chances of young people in the borough.
Her announcement that she will be leaving is being made this week to allow for plenty of time to make planned handover arrangements and it has been agreed that she will leave the Council in May 2012.
Chief Executive, Annie Shepperd, said:
Cllr Peter John, Leader, said: "On behalf of the Cabinet and everyone at Southwark Council, I would like to pay tribute to the contribution that Annie has made in serving this borough and helping us to deliver our priorities. On a personal level, I have enjoyed working with her very much and admire the enthusiasm she brings to the role. I would like, on behalf of the borough, to wish her the very best for the next exciting chapter of her life and to say that she will be missed by many in Southwark. We have no immediate plans for recruitment as we have plenty of time to consider what is best for the Council and I already have a review of senior management structures underway. But, as before, our focus will remain on working hard with senior managers and all staff to deliver a fairer future for all."