Executive leadership team now complete at West Sussex County Council

Gavin Wright

Released: 4 November, 2021

The appointment of a permanent Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development completes the directorship appointments to the Council’s executive leadership team.

Gavin Wright will be our new Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development. Gavin is moving from the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to join West Sussex County Council.

Gavin will be taking on the senior Council role, which has been very well managed on an interim basis until permanent recruitment could take place, starting on 1 March 2022.

Last month it was announced that Sarah Sturrock will be starting at West Sussex County Council in January 2022 as the new Assistant Chief Executive.

Becky Shaw, Chief Executive said: “We’ve been strengthening our executive leadership team throughout the pandemic. Gavin’s appointment adds to the stability we’ve been building since I joined West Sussex in January last year.

“Gavin has a wide range of senior human resources experience and an extensive knowledge of the strategic and operational issues involved with developing staff in a large public sector organisation such as ours. I really look forward to working with Gavin and welcoming him to the team.”

Gavin Wright said: “I am delighted to be joining West Sussex County Council. I’m very much looking forward to working with Members and colleagues to further develop the good work that has been taking place around the workforce agenda to support the best possible outcomes for staff and residents of West Sussex."

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