Hounslow Council Appoints New Chief Executive
Niall Bolger moving from Sutton Council to replace Mary Harpley
It has been announced that Niall Bolger, the Chief Executive of Sutton Council, will take up the same at Hounslow Council before the end of the year.
Mr Bolger has been at Sutton Council for nearly eight years where he was reportedly on a salary of £169,000. He has previousyl worked at Haringey and Barking and Dagenham councils and attended Warwick University Business School.
The post at Hounslow has been vacant for six months following the departure of Mary Harpley who left to become the GLA’s statutory Head of Paid Service.
The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for the council’s 2,500 staff and is principal adviser on strategy and policy to the Leader of the Council, Cabinet and the Leader of the Opposition.
Mr Bolger said, “I am really looking forward to helping councillors and residents in Hounslow realise their ambitions too. I’m delighted and humbled to have been selected for this incredibly important job and to starting towards the end of this year. I’m really impressed by the ambition of Hounslow Council and its partners and it will be a privilege to provide officer leadership to colleagues in the borough. In the meantime, my work continues with our council, partners and residents in Sutton.”
He will assume his new role once confirmed in the position by a meeting of Hounslow Council on 18 September and notice arrangements have been agreed.
September 7, 2018