Following a rigorous selection process, a new Chief Executive of Stockport Council is being recommended to the Council Meeting next Tuesday.
The council’s Appointments Committee is making a recommendation for Pam Smith to be appointed as the new Chief Executive of Stockport Council.
Pam is currently the Chief Executive of Burnley Council and has previously been the Chief Operating Officer at AdviserPlus and an Executive Director at Rochdale MBC. She has also previously held roles at the Audit Commission and at Oldham Council.
Councillor Alex Ganotis, Leader of the Council, said:
“This is a critical decision for the Council. After a thorough and challenging selection process Pam demonstrated herself to be an outstanding candidate. She will join an already strong corporate leadership team at Stockport and brings a wealth of experience with her, which will benefit the borough in line with the priorities we as a Council have set ourselves. I’m looking forward to working closely with Pam to ensure we continue to rise to the challenge of preparing the Council to be financially self-reliant, taking the hard decisions now to create the conditions that sustain high quality public services and strong civic leadership in future.”
Pam Smith said:
“I am looking forward to working with everyone in Stockport and building on the fantastic work which is already taking place in the borough. My focus will be to ensure Stockport continues to be successful, sustainable and has the public services it needs to thrive in financially challenging times.”
The vacancy occurred as a result of Stockport Council’s previous Chief Executive, Eamonn Boylan, being appointed to be the first chief executive of the new Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Eamonn will lead Greater Manchester through devolution into a new era of growth for residents and businesses following his appointment in January.
“This is a new adventure and one I am looking forward to. Greater Manchester is a fantastic place and I’ve been privileged to work here for most of my career.
“To now take on the role of GMCA Chief Executive at this pivotal moment for our city-region is a great honour.”
Key aims for the new chief executive include affordable housing and ensuring growth is maximised across Greater Manchester.