Council appoints interim chief executive

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 June 2018

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson


A temporary appointment will be made to fill North Somerset Council's forthcoming chief executive vacancy.

A temporary appointment has been made to fill North Somerset Council’s forthcoming chief executive vacancy.

Mike Jackson, who has been the authority’s chief executive for nearly five years, is leaving at the end of June.

The council’s employment committee has agreed an interim replacement should be appointed for six months.

Helen Bailey, who has been chief executive at Islington Council in London, has been appointed to the role and will work alongside Mr Jackson for a handover period.

The council says the cost of securing an interim chief executive will be made from its existing budgets and salary savings, as the Director of Development and Environment post is also vacant.

As part of her role, Ms Bailey will oversee a senior management review, which is expected to reduce staff costs.

Mr Jackson received a £186,000 package every year but is going to work for Bristol City Council.

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