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Over the border: New chief executive appointed for Hertfordshire County Council

Politics / Sat 8th Jun 2024 at 06:36am

ANGIE Ridgwell has been selected to be appointed as the new Chief Executive of Hertfordshire County Council (HCC).

This recommendation was made by the council’s cross-party Employment Committee and will now be put forward to Full Council at its meeting on 25 June 2024 for approval. It follows an extensive recruitment and selection process to identify the best candidate to lead Hertfordshire County Council in delivering vital services for residents.

Angie will be joining from Lancashire County Council where she has been Chief Executive since 2018. Angie is an experienced leader, a qualified accountant by profession and has worked in a wide range of public sector bodies, including central and local government and the private sector. Angie grew up in Hertfordshire so she has a special emotional connection with the county.

Sally Hopper, Director of Human Resources at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “After a competitive process the cross-party Employment Committee unanimously agreed to recommend Angie’s appointment by Full Council on 25 June.”

Following her selection for appointment, Angie Ridgwell said:

“I’m delighted to be selected for appointment as Hertfordshire County Council’s new Chief Executive. At this critical time for public services, I’m excited by this new challenge to lead Hertfordshire and ensure that it thrives as the county of opportunity for all who live and work here.

Hertfordshire has strong emotional draws for me as the place where I grew up. I look forward to reconnecting with the county, getting to know the residents, colleagues and partners, and making a positive difference when I take up my appointment in early Autumn.”

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