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Interim Chief Executive to stand down at next full council meeting

Sheffield Town Hall

Sheffield City Council’s Interim Chief Executive Charlie Adan is to step down at the next full council meeting on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 2pm.

Charlie, who joined the organisation in January, is stepping down following the appointment of Kate Josephs, who joins the organisation in January 2021 on a permanent contract.

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Julie Dore, said: “The Council wants to say thank you to Charlie for how she has led the council through one of the biggest crises it has faced. Charlie has put in place a strong strategic direction for the authority and one that will lead us through to when Kate joins us in the New Year.

“Her advice, experience and knowledge have put us in a strong position to continue to weather this period of uncertainty for the city and we wish her all the best for the future.”

Interim measures will be taken with John Macilwraith, Executive Director for People Services, and Eugene Walker, Executive Director for Resources, to ensure the continuation of strong leadership.

Charlie said: “Sheffield is a great city and it has been a pleasure to have played the role I have during very challenging times. I want to thank Cllr Dore, the Cabinet and my many friends and colleagues in the council and partnerships for the support they have shown me during my time. I know the Council will be well served by those colleagues in the weeks between now and Kate arriving and for many months and years to come.”

The report which will be taken to full council on Wednesday 7 October, detailing these arrangements, is available on the council's website