Katherine Kerwsell
Katherine Kerwsell
Chief Executive
Croydon MBC

Katherine Kerswell was recently appointed as chief executive of Croydon Council in July 2021 following her interim appointment in September 2020. Before that, she was interim chief executive at Nottingham City Council and prior to that at the London Borough of Newham. Katherine has over 30 years’ experience in local government and has been a permanent chief executive of four other local authorities. She has been a non-executive director at the Department for Education and the Borders Agency and has also worked in the commercial sector and the senior civil service. Katherine has represented local government on a number of government and national commissions, and has written and spoken extensively on public sector reform, leadership and change management.