Cromer

New chief executive for council

Just Regional
Apr 16, 2020 2 mins read

Steve Blatch has been appointed as the new chief executive of North Norfolk District Council

Steve joined NNDC in May 1995 and has since held a number of roles with the authority including direct management responsibility for many customer facing services including economic development and tourism, planning, housing, coastal management and leisure services. Steve has also held the position of returning officer for the authority since October 2016.

He steps up with immediate effect, subject to formal ratification at the next meeting of the full council, from his previous role as corporate director and head of paid service.

Steve Blatch, North Norfolk District Council’s new chief executive.

He said: “I am hugely grateful for the opportunity to lead the officers of the council in delivering the council’s ambitious agenda as outlined in its new corporate plan. 

“North Norfolk is an amazing place to live and work – and the council has laid out an ambitious programme of action to increase opportunity and the quality of life for all, whilst at the same time seeking to promote local businesses and protect and improve our local environment. 

“I want to inspire the council’s loyal and dedicated workforce, who deliver for our communities every day and represent all that is positive about public service, to be confident in their abilities to go even further in delivering for the council. Much of what they do is unseen and their commitment in responding to the current coronavirus emergency demonstrates their passion for both the council and the communities we serve. 

“I, therefore, look forward to working with both staff and member colleagues to secure the very best outcomes for communities across North Norfolk in the future – both in the short-term as we address the immediate challenges of the covid-19 situation and then in the longer term as we look to deliver on the council’s agenda of increasing housing supply, improving economic opportunity and addressing the challenges of climate change which impact so directly on our district.”

Nick Baker, who was also corporate director and head of paid service, has left the council, having taken voluntary redundancy after 17 years with the council.

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