Three Rivers Council have appointed Joanne Wagstaffe as the new Chief Executive for the area, after a competitive selection process with a high number of applicants.
Joanne Wagstaffe will begin her new role on Monday February 3, leaving her previous position as Director of Finance.
Joanne commented: “I am honoured to have been selected as Three Rivers District Council’s CEO. It is a privilege to continue to be part of an organisation that delivers high-quality services and has dedicated staff who are passionate about their work.
“We are a forward-looking council, striving to make a positive impact to our residents, businesses, voluntary organisations and visitors. I will continue to serve the council by enabling colleagues and councillors to make a real difference.”
Joanne succeeds Chief Executive David Hill, who has been in post for the past six months.
Cllr Sara Bedford, Leader of the Council, added: “I am excited to continue to work with Jo, who has the skills and record of achievement we believe are critical to lead the council. We are all excited to see where Jo’s leadership will take the Council in the coming months and years.”
Joanne has been the Shared Director of Resources with both Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council since 2013.
The Councils have separate management teams but have many shared services including Finance, Revenues and Benefits, ICT, Internal Audit, Fraud, Procurement, Pest Control and HR.
Her previous roles include Director of Resources with Wyre Forest District Council, Director of Resources and Transformation with Copeland Borough Council and Assistant Director at Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.
Jo also has extensive private sector experience.