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Proposed Interim Executive Director of Place and Economy announced at North Northamptonshire Council

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12 May 2023

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Following recent changes to the corporate leadership team at North Northamptonshire Council – a proposed Interim Executive Director of Place and Economy at the authority has been announced today as Graeme Kane.

Graeme is currently the Council’s Assistant Director of Highways and Waste. He was shortly due to leave the authority but the new appointment has allowed the Council to secure Graeme’s employment. 

The position of executive director had become vacant following the news that George Candler, who currently fills the role, had been proposed as Interim Chief Executive.

It had been revealed in March that the current Chief Executive Rob Bridge was to move to a position in the top job at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

I’m delighted that we’ve been able to propose Graeme to this very important role at the Council and secure his employment at the authority. 

Graeme already occupies a substantial post in the Place directorate and has a great understanding of the area. Retaining quality staff with deep local knowledge is important to the Council and helps build excellence in our services for residents.

Graeme has been a director previously and carries an enormous wealth of experience making him a valuable asset to the leadership team and to the North Northamptonshire area as a whole.

I look forward to working with him and our corporate leadership team as we continue our journey and progress as a Council.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
I’m delighted to be proposed for the position of Executive Director of Place and Economy and look forward to working with Members, colleagues and partners to continue the good work we are doing in the area.Graeme Kane

If approved, Graeme would assume the role in early June.