Lewisham Council has announced chief executive Ian Thomas is stepping down at the end of the year, after only six months in the post.
This came after Lewisham Council decided to “take a new direction,” a council spokesperson said.
“Ian Thomas was appointed by Lewisham Council before the last local elections under the previous administration,” they said.
“Since May 2018, the new administration in Lewisham has reviewed its ways of working. With no negative reflection on Ian, it has been decided to take a new direction and following a constructive dialogue with Ian, he has agreed to step aside from his role at the end of this year.
Former Rotherham children’s director leaves London CEO role
EX-RMBC children’s services director Ian Thomas has agreed to step down as Lewisham Council boss after seven months.
The London authority had decided to “take a new direction” following a change of leadership at May’s elections, a spokesman said.
Mr Thomas took up his £145,000 Rotherham Borough Council role in 2015 and led the children’s department turnaround after the Jay report.
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