May 23 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Monday, June 18, 2012
Haringey Council’s chief executive is to leave his role next month - a little more than two years after he was appointed.
Kevin Crompton announced today he will leave the authority in July, just 28 months after he arrived in the borough from his previous position as chief executive of Luton Council.
A successor for Mr Crompton has yet to be appointed and it is unclear at this stage what his future plans are - although he has indicated he will not continue to work within local government.
Mr Crompton said the decision to leave had been a mutual one between himself and council leader Claire Kober as both felt Haringey “could benefit from a chief executive with different skills and personal horizons”.
He said: “I have guided the council through one of the most difficult periods for local government, achieved the objectives agreed when starting the job and believe I leave a strong legacy for my successor.
“The leader and I have agreed that the agenda which Haringey now faces could benefit from a chief executive with different skills and personal horizons. Leaving the authority will also enable me to develop my own interests after nearly 30 years of continuous local government service.
“I want to thank the leader and elected members for the opportunity to work in such an exciting borough, to my senior colleagues and all the staff for their commitment, support and achievements, and to all the partner agencies with whom I’ve worked for their support.
“It has been a privilege to have been the chief executive of this borough.”
Cllr Kober said she was “very grateful” for the contribution Mr Crompton - who started his career as a teacher - had made to the council, adding: “During that time we’ve had to deal with the impact of huge government cuts and other challenges but he has worked diligently to ensure we continue delivering on our priorities.
“I wish him well for the future.”
Directors of the council will provide senior leadership until a successor is appointed.
Cllr Kober added: “Until the appointment of a successor to Kevin, I’m confident the senior team can provide the necessary executive leadership of the council.”