New chief executive set to head council – South London News

Lambeth council is set to appoint a new chief executive to head the authority.

Subject to the approval of full council next month, Bayo Dosunmu will take up the role after Andrew Travers, the current chief executive, decided to step down after four years in the job.

Mr Dosunmu is currently the council’s deputy chief executive and strategic director for resident services.

He was approved unanimously by a cross-party panel of councillors chaired by Cllr Claire Holland, the leader of the council.

Cllr Holland said: “I’m delighted that the panel unanimously recommended Bayo Dosunmu to be Lambeth’s next chief executive.

“His true passion and commitment for Lambeth, already demonstrated in the last few years as a senior leader at the council, came through incredibly strongly in the interview and he demonstrated his abilities to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead for our borough.”

Mr Dosunmu said: “I’m deeply honoured to have been recommended by the councillor panel to be the council’s next chief executive.

“Lambeth is a brilliant, welcoming and diverse borough, a place of culture and opportunity that I am proud to serve and call home.

“The pandemic has hit some of our communities and local businesses hard, and as chief executive, it will be my mission to support all our residents to live well and thrive, and support colleagues to feel valued and do the best they can to serve all of our communities.

“I will work with members and partners to take the council forward to a future that is sustainable, inclusive and fair.

“I also want to pay tribute to Andrew Travers for everything that he has delivered for our borough, and I hope to follow his example as chief executive.”

Pictured top: Bayo Dosunmu

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