Alison Griffin, chief executive of the council is to take up a new job as chief executive of London Councils this summer.
London Councils is a cross party organisation that represents London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London. It works on behalf of all of its member authorities, regardless of political persuasion, to make the case to government, the Mayor and others to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that the London boroughs have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses.
Alison Griffin joined Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in July 2017, having been director of finance and corporate services at the London Borough of Bexley. Alison was instrumental in developing Southend 2050, the resident and stakeholder led ambition for the Borough, which was approved in December 2018.
Alison Griffin, chief executive of the council, says: “I will be very sorry to leave Southend-on-Sea as it has become my home over the past four years and I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of leading an organisation that is full of people passionate, committed and dedicated to doing the best for the local area.
“Ultimately this was too good an opportunity not to apply for, and although I will be very sad to leave Southend-on-Sea, I am excited about my new role and this new challenge.
“Southend-on-Sea will always remain close to my heart, and I know that the organisation is in a good place to deliver its ambitions for the future, which are grounded in the values of Southenders.”
A recruitment process will start shortly to identify a new chief executive.