Joanna Killian Named As Next LGA Chief Executive

Joanna Killian has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Local Government Association (LGA). She will join the LGA in March from her current role as Chief Executive of Surrey County Council.

Cllr Shaun Davies, Chair of the LGA, said: “As we head into a General Election year, and with councils facing financial pressures like never before, the experience, skills and insight Joanna brings to the LGA will be a huge asset for the organisation and our membership.

“Her local government expertise, networks and knowledge developed in previous high-profile roles – both in councils and the private sector – will be invaluable in ensuring the LGA continues to be a strong and united voice for local government in the debates that matter. The LGA’s political group leaders and I are all delighted that Joanna will be joining us soon.”

Ms Killian said: “Local government plays a vital role in communities up and down the UK, making a real difference every single day. It’s a sector I feel very privileged to work in, and I’m glad to be continuing that journey with the LGA.

“I know from my time at Surrey that councils are full of wonderful people, with bright ideas and huge energy, working hard to improve people’s lives. I look forward to working closely with local authorities of all types and political colours in my new role.

“I am excited to get to work with the LGA’s political leadership, members, staff and wider stakeholders to ensure we continue to stand up for local government and the people and places we serve.”











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