Chief Executive Officer

Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


As of 10 August 2016, Charlie Adan is the Chief Executive for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. 



Having studied agricultural business studies, Charlie went on to become a lawyer in a private practice joining local government in the mid-1990s. She progressed through increasingly senior legal roles, leading a housing stock transfer with Coventry and handling complex corporate governance and members/officer relationships. Having played a key role in the transition to new political and managerial leadership, Charlie moved to interim management to break away from the Monitoring Officer role and expand her breadth of experience.

For the next three years, she worked across a range of authorities and the Greater London Authority (GLA).

As Chief Executive of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils she has led one workforce working for two councils, a joint strategic plan, raised the profile of the districts in Suffolk and been at the forefront of district council reform.