Dr Wendy Thomson, Managing Director of Norfolk County Council since 2014, has been appointed to the role of Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, effective from July 2019.

Says Wendy, “I have enjoyed working for Norfolk County Council and I am proud to be the county’s first woman chief executive. Together we have achieved a great deal over the last four years – children’s services improvements, tackling loneliness, promoting the independence of vulnerable adults and managing the challenging financial context. We have a talented leadership and staff team who can be relied on to take the council forward.”

Adds Councillor Andrew Proctor, Leader of Norfolk County Council, “I want to thank Wendy for her positive leadership of the county council. She has attracted a highly able top team of national standing and led many improvements in our services such as infrastructure, as well as ensuring we continue to grow our commercial services. She has set a firm base for the council to continue to improve. I wish her every success at the University of London.”