Eight join modernisation team

19 Oct 00
The government has beefed up the Local Government Modernisation Team with the appointment of eight new members this week.

20 October 2000

'Over the past year, the Modernisation Team has made a real impact, increasing the opportunities for government and councils to exchange knowledge and ideas in shaping and implementing the local government modernisation agenda,' said local government minister Hilary Armstrong.

The new team members, described as 'well-respected local government professionals', have the task of explaining the modernisation agenda to councillors and officers in England.

Four will have specific responsibility for helping to develop the local e-government strategy.

The new appointees include Pam Fox, former assistant chief executive of Portsmouth City Council and now an independent consultant; Peter Murphy, chief executive of Melton Borough Council in Leicestershire; Simon Norbury, assistant chief executive for the London Borough of Newham and a director of the Foundation for IT in Local Government; and Rita Petty, executive director of Kirklees Metropolitan Council for the past five years.


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