Another local council’s Chief Executive Officer resigns and leaves in February.
The head honchos of our local councils are going down like Skittles. Waverley & Guildford CEO Tom Horwood resigned in October and also leaves his post in February.
Julie Fisher, the chief executive of Woking Borough Council, joined the organisation in April 2021.
Ms Fisher leaves as the Woking council, which is in heavy-duty dog doo due to its financial management, faces bankruptcy. She will agree its 2023/2024 budget before she goes.
She described her job leading the organisation as “unique” in respect of the challenges the council faced, requiring significant time, energy and commitment over the past two and a half years.
She believed Woking Council was now firmly on the road to recovery, and the time was right to hand over to somebody with fresh energy to drive Woking’s recovery.
The council faces huge cuts to services and massive staff redundancies.