New Directors of People and Children’s Services Appointed

26 Jul 2023

Nick Ireland will return to the Council as the Strategic Director of People and Director of Adult Social Care Services and Jonathan Williams has been appointed as the Director of Children's Services.  

The appointments were confirmed at a meeting of Council on Monday 17 July 2023. 

Both appointments come after the Council conducted an external recruitment exercise. Following a robust selection process, led by the Senior Officer Appointment Committee – made up of councillors from both main political groups on the council - Nick and Jonathan were selected as the preferred candidates.  

Commenting on the appointments, Councillor Marian James, Chair of the Council’s People Committee said: “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Nick and Jonathan and I know that they will continue to work with us to ensure that we have services that are truly ambitious for our adults and children in the borough.  

I regard it as a great compliment to the Council as an employer that both candidates are already known to us. 

Jonathan, as an internal appointment, continuing to grow his career and Nick, who having decided to make a change and leave the Council last year, has concluded that there is no better place to work than at Sutton.” 

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