15 April 2010

Northamptonshire County Council has agreed to recruit and appoint an interim chief executive through an internal recruitment process. The interim post will be for a minimum of six months.

An appointments committee will be set up to select the interim chief executive and the decision of the committee will be subject to the approval of full council.

It is anticipated that the full council meeting of 13 May 2010 will consider the recommendation of the appointments committee.

Current chief executive Katherine Kerswell, who has worked at the council since September 2007, is to leave the authority at the end of June to take up a post as the new group managing director at Kent County Council.