Newham Council appoints interim chief executive
- Credit: Newham Council
Newham Council has appointed an interim chief executive to take on the role for six months.
Katherine Kerswell has been chosen to take over from Kim Bromley-Derry, who announced earlier this year that he intends to retire at the end of August.
Her experience includes holding the chief executive role at four different councils and during the past three years has been running the major health care support services for Capita.
She will work alongside Mr Bromley-Derry throughout August and will be formally recommended for appointment at September’s full council meeting.
Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, said: “I am delighted Katherine is joining us as interim chief executive. I am looking forward to tapping into her extensive knowledge of resident focus, commercial skills, and leading large organisations through change.”
You may also want to watch:
She added: ““I am grateful for the work Kim has done in supporting my transition into the mayoralty and I recognise the contribution he has made to Newham over 11 years, including eight years as chief executive.”
- 1 New developments given the green light in Newham so far this year
- 2 Steward admits lanyard theft ahead of Euro 2020 final
- 3 Woodford Green and Forest Gate residents criticise councils over flooding
- 4 Forest Gate flats bid gets green light despite neighbours' objections
- 5 Engineering student wins place at Princeton University
- 6 Free fitness sessions on offer in Newham as parkrun returns
- 7 Grade II-listed building to become creative hub with £250k refurb
- 8 Fried chicken outlet to open at Westfield in Stratford
- 9 Inquest: Newham driver died of 'misadventure' after Redbridge police chase
- 10 Barts Trust ends major incident but situation 'critical' at Whipps Cross