New top team appointed to lead on ambitious new agenda for local government

These appointments completes the creation of a brand new Strategic Leadership Team for the council, following three senior appointments earlier in the year. 

The newly formed strategic leadership team will enable the council to deliver its ambitious plans to transform local government, becoming more open, transparent and inclusive, while cultivating a culture of collaboration with its residents. 

Nicky Fiedler has been appointed to position of Strategic Director of Housing and Environment. Nicky is currently Corporate Director of Communities at the London Borough of Redbridge as well as Non-Executive Director for Unitas Stoke-on-Trent ltd. 

She previously worked in Enfield Council for more than 18 years, where she has held various roles including Commercial Director and Assistant Director – Public Realm. 

Emily Hill has been appointed to the position of Strategic Director for Resources. Emily has been managing this role as interim Strategic Director for Resources since July 2022 and prior to Ealing worked as Director of Finance for Hammersmith and Fulham Council. Emily has also held the position of Director and Head of Public Sector Financial Reporting for Grant Thornton LLP and worked as Senior Audit Manager with the Audit Commission. 

Kerry Stevens has been appointed to the position of Strategic Director for Adults and Public Health. Kerry has held this position as an interim since September 2022 and was previously Director of Adult Services at Ealing Council. Prior to his work at Ealing, Kerry has worked in health and care roles in Wandsworth and Richmond. 

Ealing Council has also appointed Kim Brown to the position of Director of Workforce and Organisational Development. Kim is currently Service Director of HR and OD at Plymouth City Council and was previously HR Lead for Merton Council and the Joint Head HR Policy at Sutton Council. 

Tony Clements, Chief Executive of Ealing Council said: “I’m delighted to welcome Nicky, Kerry, Emily and Kim to the permanent Ealing team. They are outstanding leaders who share our vision for a council that strengthens community life in Ealing through everything that we do.  

“With the new Strategic Leadership team in place, we can now accelerate our plans to transform Ealing Council and deliver our services in new and innovative ways, working in partnership with our communities, to become a more open, connected, and collaborative council.” 

Councillor Peter Mason, Leader of Ealing Council, said: “This is a great time to be joining Ealing Council as we seek to strengthen communities and work more collaboratively with residents.     

“As outlined in our council plan, we recognise we need to change as an organisation to remain meaningful to local residents and to deliver on the outcomes they told us they want to see. Nicky, Kerry, Emily and Kim exemplify our ambitious plans and I look forward to working with the new senior leadership team to improve the lives of Ealing residents.”