South Kesteven District Council has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Alan Robinson as its new Deputy Chief Executive.
Alan has joined from West Lindsey District Council where he was Director of Corporate Services. He has more than 30 years’ experience in Local Government and will be responsible for Finance, Communications, Business Support, Governance, Democratic and Legal Services, IT and HR and Organisational Development.
He will be an integral part of SKDC’s Corporate Management Team and also provide support to the Chief Executive, Karen Bradford.
Alan started in Local Government as part of the Revenues and Benefits team at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in 1987. From there he moved to West Lindsey where he led on Corporate Services, HR, Customer Services, Projects and Performance, HR and Communications and ICT.
He has also led on Democratic Services and Governance and his responsibilities included the roles of Monitoring Officer and Returning Officer for West Lindsey.
Alan said: “Having worked in Local Government in Lincolnshire for a number of years, I know what a great organisation South Kesteven District Council is. South Kesteven is also a wonderful place and has the potential to be even better.
“I’ve joined an ambitious and forward-thinking Council and am really looking forward to working on behalf of our businesses and communities.”
Alan was one of four strong candidates shortlisted from a total of 25 applicants who were interviewed.
Karen Bradford said: “This is a key appointment that strengthens our senior management team and is another big step towards ensuring SKDC is a high-performing council that puts local residents and businesses first every time.
“Alan brings a wealth of experience to what is a varied and challenging role and his contribution will be invaluable in making South Kesteven the best district in which to live, work and to visit.”