18 June 2015

Chief executive steps down

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that chief executive Penny Thompson will be stepping down on 30 June 2015. This follows agreement at the Policy and Resources committee today after discussions between the chief executive and the council.

Interim arrangements, pending the recruitment of a new chief executive will be agreed at Full Council on Thursday 16 July. Until then cover arrangements have been agreed between Penny and the Executive Leadership Team.

Warren Morgan, leader of the council said: "I'd like to thank Penny on behalf of the council for her significant contribution to Brighton & Hove over the past three years, and for steering the authority through a difficult period.

“We will move swiftly to ensure a new chief executive is appointed who can help the council and the city change in the challenging financial times ahead, so that our resources and those of our partner organisations can be targeted to best effect."

Penny has posted a final chief exec’s blog today.