Council creates new chief executive role

Published Monday 5 October 2020

Harborough District Council has appointed Norman Proudfoot as Chief Executive following the reinstatement of a single Chief Executive model.

Mr Proudfoot (pictured), who has worked at Harborough District Council for 24 years, will take over the new role as Chief Executive from 2 November 2020.

Norman ProudfootA new post of Deputy Chief Executive at the Council will also be created to support the current team of four Chief Officers and Chief Executive. 

The current Chief Executive Model at Harborough District Council consists of two Joint Chief Executives; Norman Proudfoot and Beverley Jolly (pictured).

Following Beverley Jolly’s decision to retire in November 2020, the Council took an opportunity to review the current Chief Executive model and at the Cabinet meeting on 17 August 2020, councillors agreed to reinstate single Chief Executive post in place of the current joint Chief Executive model.

Mr Proudfoot was officially appointed to Chief Executive at a Full Council meeting on Monday 28 September 2020.

Bev jolly

Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “Following Beverley Jolly’s announcement to retire, we are reinstating a single Chief Executive model into the Constitution. We are delighted to appoint Norman Proudfoot to this role, who we are confident will continue to serve the Council with the utmost integrity and dedication. We look forward to building on the successes that we’ve had and delivering on the Council’s ambitious agenda.”

Cllr King added: “I would also like to take this opportunity, on behalf of everyone at Harborough District Council and all our residents, to say a huge thank you to Beverley Jolly for her tremendous dedication to public service over her 30 years at the Council. We all wish her a very happy retirement.”