Jessica Crowe, Sutton Council’s Assistant Director of Customers, Commissioning & Governance, to join Newham Council

Jessica Crowe

Published Monday, 30th September 2019

Jessica Crowe, Sutton Council’s Assistant Director of Customers, Commissioning & Governance, is to join Newham Council as Corporate Director of People, Policy and Performance by the end of the year

Jessica, who joined Sutton in 2015, is currently responsible for the borough’s innovative outcomes-based commissioning programme. Overseeing a team of more than 150 in the Chief Executive's Directorate, she is also the council's statutory Monitoring Officer, and is responsible for Sutton and Kingston's shared Customer Services.

Her role in Newham will cover the Council’s corporate policy, planning and performance functions, democratic, business and residents services, libraries and culture, and will focus on delivering change to put people at the heart of everything Newham Council does.


Helen Bailey, Chief Executive, London Borough of Sutton, said: 

“We will miss Jess. She’s been instrumental in making sure that all our commissioning work, in the widest sense, starts with the end in mind - the benefits that we want for our residents and users of our services. Outcomes-based commissioning is at the heart of our Ambitious for Sutton corporate plan. 

“Jess will leave behind her a great legacy through her innovative approach to commissioning and her drive for public service reform, particularly our collaboration with partners through the Sutton Plan. Newham are lucky to be getting her and I wish her all the best.”

Jessica Crowe said:

“I’ll be very sorry to leave Sutton but am pleased to be leaving one ambitious Council for another. I am looking forward to joining a brand new corporate management team in Newham working to support an ambitious Mayor and administration with a focus on strong governance and positive outcomes for residents.”


Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, said:

“I am delighted that Jessica will be joining us. She will bring with her a vast amount of experience and knowledge. I look forward to working with her to support me and my Cabinet colleagues in delivering improvements in this important area of the Council's work, and on behalf of our residents.”

Althea Loderick, Chief Executive, London Borough of Newham, said:

“We are making very good progress on our corporate restructure at the top level of the organisation. This latest appointment is very good news.”