New Stockport Council chief executive appointment approved

Caroline Simpson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive at Stockport Council.

Members approved the appointment at an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Monday 20 December.

Caroline is currently one of the Deputy Chief Executives at Stockport Council and has previously worked at Cheshire East Council.

Councillor Elise Wilson, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “Caroline has extensive experience at a senior level both in Stockport and beyond. She established herself as the outstanding and credible candidate in an incredibly strong field. She showed huge ambition and passion for the people of Stockport.

“I look forward to working with Caroline on our ambitious plans we have for the borough.”

Caroline Simpson said: “I can’t wait to get started in my new role in Stockport.

"It’s a fantastic borough with ambitious plans for the future and I am looking forward to working with councillors, partners, businesses, communities and colleagues to deliver for our residents.”

Caroline will begin her new role in the new year.