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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council selects new Managing Director

12 July 2022
Hi res version of the SBC logo - white on blue

Hi res version of the SBC logo - white on blue

A new Managing Director has been appointed to lead Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

Mike Greene has been selected to follow in the footsteps of Julie Danks whose retirement after more than 30 years in local government, was announced earlier this year. The decision will be formally ratified by councillors at a Full Council meeting on Wednesday, July 20.

Mr Greene is currently the Chief Executive of Scarborough Borough Council and was formerly an Assistant Director at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. He has also worked for councils in both West Yorkshire and the North West. 

During his time at Scarborough, Mr Greene has led an ambitious regeneration and investment programme levering in millions of pounds worth of external funding to promote growth in the economy. He has also been at the forefront of negotiations on a devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire with Government and was the lead officer for economic growth in the North Yorkshire local government reorganisation.

Mr Greene, 38, who is married with two young children, is looking forward to taking on his new role.

"I am thrilled to be joining the team at Stockton-on-Tees at this exciting time," said Mr Greene. 

"The Borough is such a special place - with proud and vibrant communities at its heart.

"The council has achieved so much, and I cannot wait to join the team of passionate and committed elected members and officers as well as work with partners and the community to make the Borough an even better place to live, visit, work and study."

Leader of the Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: "We're delighted to announce this appointment and are looking forward to welcoming Mr Greene to Stockton-on-Tees Borough. He has the skills and drive we are looking for to continue our commitment to deliver first class services to our residents and businesses, develop our support for children and adults and lead the exciting plans we are progressing across our six towns."

The recruitment has also seen Ged Morton secure the role of Director of Corporate Services. Mr Morton, from Darlington, a Service Director for Gateshead Council will be returning to Stockton-on-Tees in his new role after previously working at the authority as Principal and then Chief Solicitor from 2008 to March 2020.

It is expected that both will join the Council later this year, following completion of notice periods with their current authorities.

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