Yesterday Suffolk County Council appointed Deborah Cadman as Chief Executive, a unanimous decision by the multi-party Staff Appointments board. Ms Cadman is the chief executive of the (shortly-to-be-wound-up) East of England Development Agency, and a former chief executive of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
At £155,000, her salary is £63,592 less than Andrea Hill was paid, with no bonuses or annual pay increments. At a time of belt-tightening, this is laudable and appropriate.
According to Council leader Mark Bee, ” I want to continue the work we’ve started to restore public confidence in Suffolk County Council and allow our staff to get the recognition they deserve. Deborah is just the person to help us do that.”