Camden Council set to appoint new Chief Executive

Jenny Rowlands has been recommended for appointment as Camden Council’s new Chief Executive.

Jenny, who is currently Camden Council’s Executive Director for Supporting Communities, will take over from current Chief Executive Mike Cooke in March.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Jenny Rowlands as Chief Executive of Camden Council. Jenny is a familiar face in Camden, having served since August 2016 as Executive Director for Supporting Communities.

“We are very fortunate to be able to appoint someone of Jenny’s calibre. She has extensive experience of leading and inspiring staff, of transforming services and of involving communities in her work. This stood out clearly during the recruitment process and will be key to us delivering Camden’s priorities through Our Camden Plan.

“Jenny is absolutely committed to our vision, that in 2025, Camden will be a place where everyone has a chance to succeed and nobody gets left behind – a borough that works for everyone and where everyone has a voice.

“I’m also delighted to announce that Martin Pratt has been recommended for appointment as Deputy Chief Executive. Martin has been at the forefront of leading innovation in people’s services nationally, transforming our children’s and adult services to focus on prevention and the strengths of our communities.

“I am really proud to have such a dynamic and experienced leadership team taking Camden into the future and we are committed to working with our residents to bring Camden 2025, our ambitious community led vision to life.

“I’d like to thank Mike Cooke for the work he has done during his seven years as Chief Executive, which means that Jenny will inherit a modern, progressive organisation.
Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

Full Council will be asked to approve this recommendation at their meeting on 21 January 2019.