The announcement comes after Mel was appointed to the role of Chief Executive at Nottingham City Council yesterday (Monday 18 May).
Mel, who has been chief executive at the borough council for five years, will continue to lead the council’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and recovery planning for the area in the coming months, before he is expected to take up his new role in September.
“It has been a tremendous privilege to serve as Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for the last five years. I have seen how hard the staff team work and how committed the councillors are to doing the best for the people they serve.
Working together, this has allowed the council to achieve so much, and to continue to provide services which, time after time through our Residents’ Survey, people here tell us contribute to making Basingstoke and Deane a great place to live.”
The full News Release is here:
Chief Executive Mel Barrett is to leave Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council later this year.