Merran McRae confirmed as new Chief Executive

16/03/2017, PR8502

Merran McRae

​Merran McRae's appointment as the new Chief Executive of Wakefield Council, has been confirmed at Full Council today (16 March 2017).

The confirmation means that Ms McRae will replace outgoing Chief Executive, Joanne Roney OBE, who is taking up the Chief Executive role in Manchester City Council.

Ms McRae is currently the Chief Executive at Calderdale Council, a position she has held since 2012. Previous to that she held the positions of Director of Wellbeing and Communities and Director of Housing at Kirklees Council. Before joining Kirklees Council she was also Chief Executive at Aire Valley Homes for six years.

Cllr Peter Box CBE
Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council

The Leader of Wakefield Council, Councillor Peter Box CBE, said: "I am pleased that Merran's appointment has been confirmed. I look forward to her bringing her vision, passion and expertise to Wakefield so that we can get on with delivering the best possible services for all our residents."

It is expected that the new Chief Executive will start this spring.

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