Lorraine O'Donnell
Lorraine O'Donnell
Chief Executive
Cheshire East Council

Lorraine O’Donnell joined Cheshire East Council in the week of Covid lockdown in 2020. Whilst leading the covid response and recovery for the Council and chairing a sub-regional recovery group, Lorraine oversaw the production of a new Corporate Plan, the development of the Council’s first balanced MTFS and the implementation of a Committee System form of governance. Prior to joining Cheshire East Council, Lorraine was Director of Transformation and Partnerships at Durham County Council leading a large transformation programme that included downsizing the Council’s office estates, introducing new ways of working and streamlining processes. Lorraine joined Durham County Council in 2009 as part of a new management team to build a new unitary council which achieved Council of the year in 2014.