Managing Director selected

Published: Monday, 28th January 2019

Duncan Sharkey approved by full council
Duncan Sharkey, new Managing Director of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Duncan Sharkey has been appointed as Managing Director of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead following ratification at Full Council.

The decision was ratified at Full Council tonight, Monday 28 January, following a recommendation from Employment Panel in December.  He will be starting at the council on Monday 4 February.

Councillor Simon Dudley, Leader of the council, says: “I’m delighted that Duncan will be joining us shortly. He has over 25 years’ experience in central and local government and in his previous role he was responsible for a range of services including regeneration, community safety, housing and waste.

“He will be a huge asset to the Royal Borough and help us deliver a range of front line services for our council as well as ensuring we continue to deliver a balanced budget, focus on performance and ensure we monitor the range of commissioned services including adults, children’s and highways.

“I would like to thank Russell O’Keefe for his work during this interim period, he has done a fantastic job for the council and I am delighted that he stepped up into this role.”

Duncan, adds: I am looking forward to meeting the councillors, our communities and the hard working team of officers and partners who deliver services to the residents of the borough.

“The Royal Borough is an exceptional place to live and work, with the extensive regeneration programme, the range of commissioned services and the unique nature of the area with the Royal Family and our constituency MPs.

Duncan’s previous roles include:

  • Corporate Director, Place, at Milton Keynes Council – June 2015 – January 2019.
  • Managing Director (Head of Paid Service), Worcester City Council – March 2010 - May 2015.
  • Chief Executive, West Lindsey District Council – May 2005 – March 2010.
  • Corporate Director, Corby Borough Council – November 2002 – May 2005.
  • Head of Regeneration, Boston Borough Council – June 1997 – November 2002.

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