Kingston Council appoints new Assistant Director of Law and Governance

Lauren McCann will take on the role of AD of Law and Governance

Lauren McCann will be joining Kingston Council as the new Assistant Director of Law and Governance from the end of September this year.

She joins from Kent County Council where she has been the Head of Legal and Deputy Monitoring Officer for over three years. Prior to that she has held a number of different roles including being the senior legal advisor for child sexual exploitation and asylum seeking children as well as being the Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

Lauren will take on the role as the council’s Monitoring Officer. Her other responsibilities include corporate governance, legal, audit, anti-fraud, the mayoral office, democratic support and electoral services.

She is a qualified solicitor and has 12 years legal experience and a proven track record in providing strategic advice on all areas of the law relating to local government. She undertook her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Kent University. She then completed her training to be a solicitor (Legal Practice Course) at the London College of Law in 2006.

Lauren, on her appointment, said:

“I am very excited to be joining Kingston Council. The borough has lots to offer and there are some exciting changes taking place which I am looking forward to being a part of.”

Sarah Ireland, Kingston Council Director of Corporate and Commercial, said:

“We are very pleased to have appointed Lauren to the role. She brings a wealth of experience and we look forward to welcoming her to Kingston.”