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Management team

Information about the Chief Executive

Jane Portman will be taking the position on an interim basis for an 18-month period and will join the council on August 16.

Jane became Managing Director of Bournemouth Council in April 2017, after 10 years as an Executive Director at the Council, and following four years working at Borough of Poole Council.

During her time at Bournemouth, Jane was instrumental in creating the county-wide Aspire Adoption Agency and adult social care provider Tricuro, as well as turning around the Bournemouth education system. She also played a leading role in the local government reorganisation programme across Dorset which led to the recent creation of two new unitary councils.

Redundancy and Severance Pay Policy (updated March 2018)

Statutory Pay Policy and Statement 2017-18 (updated March 2018)

Senior Leadership Team

Jane is supported by a Senior Leadership Team which have responsibilities for specific areas of council services.

Jill Byron - District Solicitor and Monitoring Officer

Jan Gamon - Director of Place and Recovery (also Arts & Entertainment)

Nicola Hix - Director of Support Services, Strategy and Environmental Services

Kirsty Larkins - Director of Service Delivery

Karen Watling - Section 151 Officer

The directors are supported by the council's Leadership and Management Team, Specialists and Case Officers.

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