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Katherine Kerswell – Chief Executive, Northamptonshire County Council

Katherine Kerswell joined Northamptonshire County Council as its Chief Executive in September 2007.  She is a former Chief Executive of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Redditch Borough Council.  Her career has included working for the London Borough of Merton and Leicester City Council.  During her 21 years in Local Government, Katherine has specialised in industrial relations, equalities, customer focus, quality programmes and leading transformational change.  She holds a Joint BA Honours Degree from Leicester University; an MSc in Industrial Relations from Strathclyde University and an MBA from De Montfort University.  She is currently a non executive Director of the Department of Children, Schools and Families and SOLACE Enterprises and senior Vice President of SOLACE.