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South Holland District Council chief executive resigns

The chief executive of South Holland District Council is stepping down.

Anna Graves, Joint Chief Executive of Breckland and South Holland Councils for over 6 years, will be leaving in the autumn.

Since joining both councils in 2014, Anna has helped strengthen the shared partnership, continued to drive innovation and savings.

Anna Graves has resigned from South Holland District Council (41738253)
Anna Graves has resigned from South Holland District Council (41738253)

Anna said: “I’ve been working for local government for over 30 years, served many councils and been involved in a huge range of initiatives and great projects working alongside some inspirational people. But now I think it’s time for a change so I’ve decided to step down as Joint Chief Executive this autumn.

“This decision is very personal to me and has been brought forward through my experience during the COVID pandemic and reflecting on what’s most important in my life.

"It’s a very challenging decision as I’ve enjoy the depth and variety of my work across two very different councils in quite different counties.

"I’m immensely proud of both councils achievements which have been due to dedicated, committed and fantastic staff, and strong political leadership.”

Tribute has been paid to Anna by district council leader Gary Porter.

Coun Porter says “Anna leaves both councils in a stronger position to face whatever the future brings along. We will miss her contribution both at a council level but also within Lincolnshire.I will miss her on a personal level as well as a work one.”

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