New Trafford Council chief executive takes up her new role

The new top boss at Trafford Council has begun her first day in her new role. 

Sara Todd, who was appointed chief executive of Trafford Council in November, takes over from Jim Taylor, who has been working in a dual role alongside his position at Salford Council since June.

Mrs Todd said:

It’s great to be here at last and I’m raring to go. The Council has a vision of working together to build the best future for all our communities in Trafford and I’ll be devoting all my energy to making this happen.

I want our Council and hard-working staff to ensure the borough continues to be a great place for all our residents, and to make it a place we can all be proud of.”

Sara was born in East Manchester and educated in the city going on to gain a BA (Hons) in Town and Country Planning and a Bachelor of Planning at the University of Manchester.

She has worked in four other Greater Manchester councils during her career - at Bolton, Oldham, Tameside and Manchester - in a variety of planning, economic development and regeneration roles over the last 20 years.

Her previous role at Manchester Council saw her cover a wide portfolio including responsibility for highways, waste and street cleaning, libraries, community safety, leisure, events together with HR, communications, policy, performance and research functions.

Cllr Andrew Western, leader of Trafford Council, said:

I am delighted to welcome Sara and I am very much looking forward to working with her.

Trafford is a thriving, diverse, prosperous, and culturally vibrant borough and I have no doubt that Sara will excel in ensuring our bold visions for the future are realised."

Mr Taylor, the outgoing chief executive, said:

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Trafford Council. I’ve had the privilege of working with a superb team and I know how hard-working the staff are.
Sara is coming at an exciting time for the Council and the borough, and I wish her every success in her endeavours.”

Posted on Tuesday 26th February 2019