Leader of the Council and Governance & Transformation Cabinet Member – Minutes – 5 April 2017

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1 (1) SENIOR LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE PHASE 3 – ESTABLISHMENT OF SENIOR MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE WITHIN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – The Director: Business Development submitted a report seeking approval for a senior management structure reporting to the Director: Business Development.

In September 2016, Council approved the establishment of two Executive Director posts as the first phase of a review of the Senior Leadership structure. Subsequently, in January 2017 Council approved phase 2 of the review, disestablishing twelve Assistant Director posts and creating six Director level posts.

The leadership and management structure of the council must have the capacity to achieve the council’s ambitions for place and people and deliver transformational goals. This would require a greater emphasis on the commercial agenda and the transformation of service delivery.

The Business Development portfolio included a number of significant functions.

Resolved – That the proposal to establish the senior management structure, reporting to the Director: Business Development, as set out in the report and accompanying appendix, be approved.

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