Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Rotherham abuse scandal: Council set to appoint interim chief executive

Jan Ormondroyd Image copyright Not Specified
Image caption Jan Ormondroyd will replace Martin Kimber as the chief executive of Rotherham Borough Council in November

Rotherham Borough Council has named its chosen successor to chief executive Martin Kimber who stood down in the wake of a report into child abuse.

The report revealed more than 1,400 children in the town were sexually exploited from 1997 to 2013 and criticised 'blatant' council failures.

Mr Kimber announced in September he was standing down.

Jan Ormondroyd, former chief executive of Bristol City Council, is set to be named as his interim replacement.

Ms Ormondroyd's appointment is expected to be approved on Wednesday. Mr Kimber is due to leave his post on 31 December.

A council report said that following interviews Ms Ormondroyd was the "unanimous" choice. She is expected to take up the £160,000-a-year position on 3 November.

'Extensive experience'

"Ms Ormondroyd is an experienced chief executive, having held such posts at Bristol City Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council and deputy chief executive in Hull," it said.

"Her extensive local government experience incorporates leadership of change and improvement programmes including implementation of post-corporate intervention programmes."

Mr Kimber has been the chief executive of Rotherham Council since 2009.

Ms Ormondroyd retired from Bristol City Council in 2012.

Arrangements to appoint a permanent replacement for Mr Kimber will begin once the interim chief executive is in post.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites