New Chief Operating Officer appointed at Lichfield District Council

Kerry Dove has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Lichfield District Council.

A new Chief Operating Officer has been appointed at Lichfield District Council as part of its drive to transform and improve the way services are delivered to residents and businesses.

Kerry Dove is currently Assistant Director for Strategy and Transformation at Staffordshire County Council with responsibility for policy, insight, digital and transformation.

She has a wealth of experience in local government having worked at a senior level within the County Council for 10 years, and previously worked for the Audit Commission and Telford and Wrekin Council.

Kerry, who takes up the position in the new year, said:

“It is a huge privilege to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer at Lichfield District Council.

“I have seen first-hand how Lichfield District Council is making a real difference for its communities. 

“This is an ambitious council with a huge agenda to deliver. I'm excited to work with a great team of elected members and staff, working together with our partners and our communities to create a brighter future for Lichfield District."

Simon Fletcher, Chief Executive of Lichfield District Council, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Kerry to our district and the Leadership Team at LDC.

“She brings a real understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing local councils, as well as a passion for the role and considerable experience and understanding of our district.

“I believe we now have a team capable of leading the organisation successfully, delivering the priorities set by our Councillors and of meeting the expectations of our residents, businesses and partners.”

Published: 2 December 2022