Council appoints new Chief Executive
01 Nov 2017
Northumberland County Council’s new Chief Executive has been confirmed as Daljit Lally OBE.
Daljit, who was the interim Chief Executive following the departure of the previous Chief Executive in May 2017 , was confirmed in her new role at a meeting of full council, and brings a wealth of experience to the post.
Following a formal interview and selection process Daljit was appointed to the role.
In her career Daljit has successfully worked in a number of senior roles across different business settings, ranging from the petroleum industry and care homes to the NHS and local government.
An excellent leader and innovator in her field, Daljit drives for excellence in everything she does, including working with her team and overseeing national and international projects, ensuring Northumberland is at the forefront of innovation across local government and healthcare.
Speaking about her appointment, Daljit said: “It’s an absolute pleasure and privilege to be appointed as Chief Executive of the County Council and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with all of the dedicated and professional staff, who go above and beyond to support our communities across Northumberland.”
Alongside her CEO role Daljit will also continue in her role as Executive Director of Delivery with Northumbria Healthcare. This dual role, the first of its kind in England, demonstrates the importance of partnership across local government and the NHS.
As a result, communities in Northumberland get access to some of the best health and social care services in the world.
Daljit specialises in developing and delivering integrated care services, working closely with elected members, health professionals, academic organisations and local communities to develop and implement policy and services to help residents to live independent, successful lives.
She holds an MBA from Durham University and in January 2016 Daljit received an OBE for services to the community by integrating health and social care.
Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “We’re delighted to confirm Daljit as Chief Executive.
“She brings with her a wealth of skills, experience and an in-depth knowledge of the council and our vision to take Northumberland forward over the next few years.”