A preferred candidate for the vacant Head of Finance role has been identified.

Ellie Dunnet is currently Head of Finance with Maidstone Borough Council. Previous roles include working as an Audit Executive with an international accountancy firm and a secondment within the Ministry Of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

The appointment is subject to the usual pre-employment checks. A start date will be confirmed in due course.

Chief Executive Monica Patterson said:

“Head of Finance is a key senior role within the Council Management Team, reporting directly to Sarah Fortune as Executive Director for Council Resources.

“I would like to congratulate Ellie on being named preferred candidate for the Head of Finance role.

“Elected members comprising the cross-party subcommittee considered a number of high-quality applications, as part of a rigorous recruitment and selection process.

“Ellie has a strong track record within local government finance and will be an excellent addition to the team.

“As we continue to respond to the day-to-day challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic whilst planning for the future and recovery, Ellie will have an important leadership role to play in supporting delivery of high-quality local services and we look forward to working with her in the years ahead.”

Published: Friday, 22nd October 2021