New Chief Executive joins Kingston Council

Charlie Adan

Charlie Adan today (10 August 2016) starts in her post as the new Chief Executive for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Charlie has a reputation in the sector as being an innovative leader and putting communities at the heart of local government delivery. 

She brings with her a wealth of public service transformation experience having previously been Chief Executive of the Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils. There, she was part of Suffolk’s Public Services senior leadership team, which led whole system public service reform in the county with other CEOs from local government as well health, police and voluntary and community services. 

The programme received £5m of government funding through the Transformation Challenge Award scheme and has been recognised as a leader in integrated public service reform. The team were finalists in the most recent MJ Awards - Senior Leadership Team of the Year category. 

As Chief Executive of the two councils, she also oversaw the integration of the award winning Smaller, Smarter, Swifter programme, which transformed the Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council workforces into one shared service. This work won best Shared Service at the 2013 Municipal Journal Achievement Awards. 

Kevin Davis, Leader of The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames said: 

“Charlie has real passion for resident engagement and understands that they come first. She brings a savvy commercial head and social heart which will help secure Kingston’s reputation as being the best place to live and work. This is an exciting new chapter for Kingston.”