Birmingham City Council (BCC) has today announced the appointment of Chris Naylor as its interim Chief Executive as part of an agreement with Barking and Dagenham Council, where he is currently fulfilling that role. He will be joining the City Council full-time from mid-May and the arrangement will last for 12 months.
The City Council has been on a journey of improvement since the Birmingham Improvement Panel left a year ago and has been working with a panel of specialist Non-Executive Advisors since. The appointment of an Interim Chief Executive is a key part of the progress the council has been making.
Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council said: “It was important for us to take the time to find the right person for Birmingham, and I know in Chris we have found that. It is even more important that we get the appointment right now given the challenging circumstances we all find ourselves in. The next twelve months will be some of the most demanding we have ever seen, and Chris will strengthen a team who are already working incredibly hard to support our most vulnerable during this difficult time.
Mr Naylor will be seconded to the City Council for up to 12 months, in an arrangement supported by the Local Government Association and the Ministry of Housing Local Government and Communities.