Helen Bailey set to become Sutton Council’s permanent Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Published Thursday, 14th February 2019

Helen Bailey is being recommended to Council on 25 February as the permanent Chief Executive of the London Borough of Sutton.

Helen will be joining Sutton from a long career in public service during which time she has held a range of senior roles.

Ms Bailey emerged as Sutton’s preferred candidate following a robust selection process, led by the Senior Officer Appointment Committee – made up of councillors from both main parties.

As Sutton Council’s new Chief Executive, Ms Bailey will lead Sutton’s Corporate Management Team. She will take over from the interim Chief Executive, Mary Morrissey, who will return to her role as the Strategic Director of Environment, Housing and Regeneration.

Speaking about taking up the position, Helen Bailey said:

“I am delighted and honoured to have been offered the opportunity to become Chief Executive of Sutton. Over the years I have observed and admired the achievements of Sutton, and it is a particular privilege to take up the reins when the borough is on the brink of some exciting developments. I continue to be impressed by everyone I have met and by the dedication of colleagues, councillors and partners. I am very much looking forward to getting to know the whole borough better.”