Councillors say thank you after chief officer says it is time to move on

27 July 2016

Councillors have paid tribute to the Chief Executive of South Cambridgeshire District Council after she announced she would be moving on from the role after six years at the helm.

Jean Hunter said in a message to staff that “after 6 happy years here at South Cambs working with a fantastic team of members and officers, I have decided that the time is right for me to move on.

Jean has said she will be spending “some long overdue” time with her family and to explore new and different work opportunities.

She added: “I will really miss the talented team we have here and I know you will all go on to achieve great things in the constantly changing environment that we work in.”

Cllr Peter Topping, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “Jean has made a fantastic contribution during her time as Chief Executive working tirelessly for our communities. During her six years she has managed to keep the quality of services incredibly high while finding new and innovative ways for us to meet the difficult financial savings targets set through reductions in the funding we receive.

“We have seen lots of changes in local government over the last six years I have asked the Chairman of the Employment Committee to meet with his members as quickly as practical so we can begin to look at the options for us moving forward. We have a very strong and talented officer management team at the Council and whatever option we opt for moving forward we need to make sure we continue to have the right people to deliver the best results for local communities.”

Jean Hunter will leave the Council in mid-October.