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Message from Joe O'Sullivan - Corporate Services and Transformation update

Published on 25 April 2023.

Earlier this year I wrote about our focus on professional project management and a 'one council' approach to managing and delivering complex, often cross-departmental, change programmes. I mentioned that we were appointing a new director to lead this work.

Last week we welcomed Phil Dunn into the new post of interim Director of Transformation and Strategy. Phil has a wide-ranging background delivering large transformation programmes across the NHS, the public and private sectors. I know he is looking forward to meeting his new colleagues across the council.

Phil’s appointment means we can now go ahead with our plans to create two new divisions within Corporate Service and Transformation which you may be interested to hear about if you if you work with our cross-departmental HR, communications and customers, community safety, transformation, and policy and research teams.

The new Transformation and Strategy division is headed up by Phil Dunn as interim director, which includes the project and portfolio management office and the strategy and policy team.

The new Organisation Resilience, People and Communications division is headed up by Jen Skila as interim director. This division is responsible for HR, communications and customers, including the Call Derbyshire contact centre, and the community safety team.