Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised at this recent press release from HBC…
“Sandy Hopkins, who is currently Chief Executive at East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council, is taking on a new challenge at Southampton City Council as its Chief Executive.”
“James Hassett, Executive Director of Operations and Place Shaping at East Hampshire and Havant Borough councils, is also taking up a new role in Somerset – so he can be closer to his family. While working at East Hants and Havant he has led the development of Havant’s new regeneration strategy.”
He said: “Working for East Hants and Havant has been a great experience and has given me the skills and knowledge to take the next step up in my career. I am really excited that I’ll be back with my family and shortening my commute to work.”
Should we be worried?
Is it possible that we now have a Regeneration Strategy with neither leaders nor stakeholders? Watch this space!