New CEO for Brentwood Council

Brentwood Borough Council has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.

Jonathan Stephenson is currently joint strategic director at Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils.

Brentwood Borough Council Leader, Cllr Chris Hossack said; “We have some very ambitious plans for Brentwood and there are lots of big projects underway including our Local Development Plan, our Leisure Strategy, the joint venture with Morgan Sindall, the new Town Hall hub, our investment company and continued focus on improving our services and organisational efficiency.

“We need a new CEO that not only knows the workings of local government very well, but is also focused on delivery.

“I believe that we have found that person in Jonathan. He has an impressive track record in Local Government and has already experienced some of the project phases we are going through as an organisation.

“I very much look forward to welcoming Jonathan from Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils and working with him to deliver our aspiring agenda for Brentwood.”

Jonathan Stephenson said: “Brentwood Borough Council has some exciting plans for the future of the borough, and I am very much looking forward to joining the team that will put these into action. Throughout my time in local government, I’ve learnt the incredible value of strong relationships with residents, colleagues, councillors and partners. Success for me will be harnessing these relationships to make Brentwood a better place for everyone.

“I am enormously grateful for my time at Babergh and Mid Suffolk and would like to thank members and colleagues. We’ve achieved some excellent results, including building our first council houses for 30 years, created for ourselves more financial stability and invested millions of pound in community facilities for our residents. I’m proud to have played a part in these achievements and wish the team well in the future.”

The appointment will be ratified at the extraordinary council meeting on September 18.

Mick Ferris

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