The new Chief Executive at Stafford Borough Council began his new role this week.
Tim Clegg took over the authority’s top job on Monday (7 November). He replaces Ian Thompson who retired last week (4 November) after 11 years with the Council.
Mr Clegg, 54, is married with an adult son. He left his post as Director of Strategic Partnerships, Planning and Streetpride at Derby City Council to take over the reins in Stafford.
Mr Clegg has been at Derby since 2010 and over the last 25 years has filled senior strategic roles at Wolverhampton City Council and Tamworth Borough Council as well as the South Durham Health Authority.
Council Leader, Patrick Farrington, said:
“Tim will be joining a team of officers committed to enhancing the lives of those who live, work, visit or do businesses in the borough.
“These are exciting times for our area with so much regeneration taking place now or planned for the near future – and in Tim we have the right person to work with partners in both the public and private sector throughout the region to ensure the prosperity of our borough continues for many years to come.”
Among the major projects the new Chief Executive will oversee is a new multi-million pound contract for recycling and waste collection, the outsourcing of some leisure services to a trust to protect facilities and save council tax payers hundreds of thousands of pounds, and building a new leisure centre at Westbridge Park in Stone – one of the biggest investments the Council has ever made from its own resources.
Mr Clegg said:
“The Council has a very good reputation and I am excited to start my new role. The borough is growing with a strong economy and ambitious plans for the future and I look forward to working with members and officers to ensure those plans come to fruition.”