Wrecsam CBC have appointed Dr Helen Paterson as their new Chief Executive. Dr Paterson is currently a Strategic Director with Sunderland City Council. A brief outline of her experience is as follows:
After initially teaching in Yorkshire she successfully lead three Primary schools in Hampshire. She was Director- School Improvement, Performance and Partnership in Solihull and Executive Director of Children's Services in Sunderland 2005-10. Currently Strategic Director for Transformation, Sunderland, she leads the Council's efficiency and improvement programme.
Helen has been a JP since 1993 and is a member of a wide range of ministerial, national and regional groups including The Office for the Third Sector Advisory Board.
She returned to university in 1999 attaining her MA(Ed) and then PhD.
I very much hope that Dr Paterson will soon be able to add fluent in Welsh to her biography, she clearly has the intellectual ability to quickly adapt.
I look forward to working with Helen, especially as her background is within Integrated Children's Services.