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New Managing Director appointed

23 November 2021

We are delighted to announce that Emma Alexander, current interim Managing Executive Director and Executive Director for Commissioning, Communities & Policy, has been appointed as permanent Managing Director following last week’s interview process.


Full Council will be asked to approve the decision on Wednesday 1 December and Emma will formally take up the Managing Director role from 6 December 2021.

The Managing Director will work alongside the Leader of the Council to ensure that we deliver our ambitious plans and that Derbyshire thrives now and in the future. Emma will give the county strong, accountable senior officer leadership ensuring we have the capacity to face the considerable challenges of the next few years. These include leading the post-pandemic economic and social recovery, the integration of health and social care, driving forward Vision Derbyshire to develop a collaborative working model across all local authorities, and harnessing the opportunities that levelling up presents.

Emma’s appointment leaves the post of Executive Director Commissioning Communities and Policy, now re-titled Executive Director Corporate Services and Transformation, vacant and recruitment to this role on a temporary basis will begin shortly. The department will also be renamed to Corporate Services and Transformation.