Kirklees Council: change of corporate leadership

Our Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Lythgo, officially left his post for the final time on Friday 17 February 2017, after serving the Council for 7 years.

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Adrian Lythgo, former Chief Executive of Kirklees Council

He made the announcement that he would be stepping down at the end of 2016 and over the last few months he has been working closely with incoming Chief Executive, Jacqui Gedman, to ensure an easy transition when he hands over the reigns.

More about the new Chief Executive

Jacqui joined the Council as a senior engineer in 2001. She has been Director of Economy, Environment and Skills since 2011, and she took on the additional role of Assistant Deputy Chief Executive Officer in March 2016.

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Jacqui Gedman, Chief Executive of Kirklees Council

As Jacqui leads the role as Chief Executive, she will be responsible for overseeing the management of the Council’s budget, its internal structure and improving outcomes for the people of Kirklees.

Jacqui said: “I’d like to thank Adrian for the way he has steered us through some difficult times, he has been a huge support and influence for me personally.

However, there is clearly still huge amounts to do regarding the budget, changing the shape of the council internally and promoting Kirklees as an attractive place to live and work.  I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

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