Gedling Borough Council has appointed a new Chief Executive to replace Karen Bradford, who left the role earlier this year.
Mike Hill, who is currently the Acting Chief Executive, will be officially appointed, subject to Full Council approval, on July 15.
Mike began working for Gedling Borough Council in July 2016 as the Deputy Chief Executive.
He was appointed Acting Chief Executive in March of this year and has guided the council through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He previously worked at Bassetlaw District Council from 2008 as their Head of Finance, Property and Revenues before he joined Gedling Borough Council
Mike received unanimous support for his appointment from councillors on the Appointments & Conditions of Service Committee.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “Mike has performed well in his role as Acting Chief Executive, steering us through one of the most difficult challenges we have ever faced, this experience shone through in his interview.
“He has demonstrated to us that he will do a great job for the residents and businesses of Gedling borough and he will provide supportive leadership for all of our staff. We are an ambitious council and Mike understands our council’s ethos of Serving People, Improving Lives. We look forward to working with him to deliver our key priorities for our local community.”
Mike Hill said: “I’m proud to have been appointed as Chief Executive of Gedling Borough Council. It is the realisation of a career dream.
“I know that the job ahead is a tough one, particularly in the current climate, but there are many opportunities to be realised too for our local communities and I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead this fantastic work force and deliver the council’s vision for its residents and businesses.”