Assistant Chief Executive appointed at West Sussex County Council


Release date: 19 October 2021

Sarah Sturrock is joining the County Council as our Assistant Chief Executive. Sarah steps into this newly created senior leadership role which is designed to lead a strengthened strategic function at the heart of the Council.

The Assistant Chief Executive’s remit draws together policy, performance and information, and communications to support delivery of the commitments in the Council Plan to our residents, partners and businesses across the County.

Sarah is currently Director of the South London Partnership and will join the County Council early in January 2022.

Becky Shaw, Chief Executive said: “Sarah brings an impressive set of strategic and partnership skills, underpinned by a strong track record of experience in central and local government. Sarah will be a huge asset to West Sussex and I really look forward to working with her as part of the team.”

Sarah Sturrock said: “I am excited to be joining the team at West Sussex County Council and I am looking forward to getting to know residents, Members, colleagues and partners when I start in the new year.

“Through forging this new corporate strategic function, I want to support the best possible outcomes for our residents and communities, directly through our own engagement and services and through strong partnerships across the county and beyond.”

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