Wednesday 12 June 2024 | Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Sharon Kemp is Chief Executive of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and was appointed by Government Commissioners and the Council in 2016 to lead improvements which has seen powers return and a ‘Good’ Ofsted rated children and young people’s services since 2018. Since Sharon became Chief Executive, Rotherham has made huge progress, and remains committed to a journey of continuous improvement. Dedicated to serving people and places, Sharon has worked in the public sector for over 20 years across community safety, neighbourhood management, community cohesion, performance, and partnerships. Sharon also has an Honours Degree in Public Administration. Starting her career with Greater Manchester Police, her career includes six years in Blackburn and Darwen, working in the Regeneration Department and two years at the London Borough of Haringey as Assistant Chief Executive. Prior to Rotherham, Sharon was Assistant Chief Executive for People and Strategic Director (Reform) at Manchester City Council from 2009-16.