Dorset Councils Partnership
Matt Prosser has worked in local government for over twenty five years. Prior to becoming Chief Executive of the Dorset Councils Partnership serving North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, Matt worked as shared Strategic Director for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Councils for seven years managing a wide portfolio of statutory and non-statutory services.
Matt has a wide experience within local government, having worked as a management consultant and regional programme manager for the then Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), part of the Local Government Association. Here he supported local government improvement across the board; but specialising in developing strategic top teams, working with both elected members and officers.
A Chartered Marketer, Matt is passionate about ensuring council services are focused on the customer, putting a great emphasis on supporting elected members in their roles, developing staff and communities whilst transforming council services. He is committed to using technology and digital solutions to the best effect for the benefit of customers and the business and is the lead spokesman on Digital Leadership for Solace.
As well as his ‘day job’ Matt is the Interim Head of Paid Service for the Shadow Dorset Council and is the Executive Programme Sponsor for the work in Dorset around Local Government Reorganisation. The submission will see Dorset now moving from nine authorities to two unitary councils in 2019 following the recent announcements by the Secretary of State.