Today Sharon Lea, Strategic Director of Place at Birmingham City Council, announces her retirement after 40 years of loyal service to the city.
Sharon said: “It’s been a huge privilege to serve the residents of Birmingham. Leading the transformation of many front line services, managing 4000 staff and nearly a billion pound budget has been incredibly challenging but equally rewarding. I have worked with some of the most talented and committed people in local government today and, across a diverse range of public and private agencies, our common aim has been to improve the lives of Birmingham citizens. It goes without saying that I will miss very much my many friends and colleagues at BCC and partner agencies, but wish them continued success in building an even better Birmingham.”
Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council said: “In anybody’s estimation, working for the same organisation for 40 years is a clear sign of loyalty and dedication. Sharon is a proud Brummie and she has shown her commitment to the city throughout her long career here. I congratulate her on four decades of public service to the citizens of Birmingham and wish her the very best for her retirement.”
Sharon’s last day of work at the city council will be Friday 3rd July and, whilst a permanent replacement to the role will hopefully be recruited by the autumn, arrangements will be made for a member of the Place Directorate’s senior management team to act up in the interim.