Published Friday, 31st July 2020

Chief Executive John Jory will leave Reigate & Banstead Borough Council on 31 July, after over 10 years of service.

Outstanding efforts and contribution

John Jory portrait photoLeader of the Council, Mark Brunt commented: “I, and all Councillors, are grateful for the outstanding efforts and contribution of our outgoing Chief Executive, John Jory, who has served this Council for 10 years.” The Council recognises John Jory’s excellent stewardship, and leadership of our staff.

In January of this year, the Council adopted a new ambitious five year Plan, Reigate & Banstead 2025, confirming its priorities for the next five years.  Cllr Brunt said “As we look to the future, the Council needs to make progress responding to new challenges faced by residents and business.  This is a good time for change, and a good time for the Council to recruit a new Chief Executive to work alongside me in the years ahead to take ownership of that agenda”.

Meeting the needs of residents and businesses

Under John Jory’s stewardship the Council has focused on meeting the needs and aspirations of local residents and businesses whilst remaining debt free. John supported Members and senior managers to reshape the vision for the borough and focus resources on delivering services, despite the financial challenges facing local government. Under John, the Council has embarked on new areas of work to support economic development and prosperity, improve customer service, reduce long term youth unemployment to zero (pre-covid-19) and respond to the ageing demographics through preventative care partnerships. John has helped drive significant property and regeneration projects, and transformed recycling and leisure services.

Plans are in place to recruit an interim Chief Executive whilst the Council considers a permanent appointment.

John Jory joined Reigate & Banstead Borough Council as Chief Executive in July 2010. His final day is 31 July 2020.