Tim Shields was appointed as Hackney Council’s Chief Executive on 30 January 2008.
Tim has worked for Hackney Council for over sixteen years. He was Corporate Director of Finance and Resources from December 2003, before being appointed Interim Chief Executive in May 2007.
Throughout his time at Hackney, Tim has focused relentlessly on service improvement, identifying areas where resources are needed to accelerate the pace of change. Working closely with the Mayor and elected members, Tim has overseen dramatic improvements in Hackney’s service provision and reputation across the sector and in the community, grounded in sound and robust financial management.
Tim is an accountant by background and has spent over 38 years in Local Government working his way through a series of posts in Wandsworth, Epsom and Ewell and Lambeth before joining Hackney Council in July 2002.