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First female chief executive for Bexley following council's approval

PUBLISHED: 16:11 04 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:11 04 March 2016

Exterior Bexley Council offices.

Exterior Bexley Council offices.

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It was announced on March 2

Bexley council has agreed upon the appointment of the borough’s new chief executive, following a meeting on Wednesday.

Gill Steward, who has worked with council’s across the south east and London, will be the first woman to hold the post in the borough.

Expected to start in May, Mrs Steward is currently the director of transformation and chief operating officer at West Sussex County Council.

Leader of Bexley Council Teresa O’Neill said: “Gill was our preferred candidate from a very strong field following a rigorous selection procedure.

“I believe she will be a great help to us in steering the borough through a period of unprecedented challenge, particularly given her strengths in managing transformation, economic growth and partnerships.”

Gill Steward added: “This is a very challenging time for all councils. Bexley has solid foundations and good plans in place to deal with the challenges it’s facing. I am very privileged to be appointed and look forward to joining the Council in May.”

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