Gedling News News

‘She has left us in a strong position’ – Gedling Borough Council chief executive to leave post in ‘near future’


The chief executive of Gedling Borough Council, Karen Bradford, has announced she is to leave her role ‘in the near future’.

Karen, who joined the authority from North Kesteven District Council back in September 2018, has secured a new role as chief executive of South Kesteven District Council in Lincolnshire.

She said: “It has been a privilege to have worked for Gedling Borough Council and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at the authority. Opportunities like this are few and far between and it wasn’t one I was expecting, however I have made the difficult decision to take the role as it is the right one to take for me and my personal circumstances.

PICTURED: Karen Bradford

“I will now focus on giving my full support to the leadership to begin the process of finding my replacement.”

Deputy leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor Michael Payne praised Karen for her contribution to the council, leaving it in ‘a strong position’.

He said: “We wish Karen every success in her new role and I would like to thank her for the leadership she has shown since her appointment.

“Her experience and contribution has helped place the council in a very strong position, which prides itself on delivering excellent, high quality services to our local communities in spite of the financial challenges it faces.”