Corby Council’s chief executive retires early

Chief executive of Corby Council Chris Mallender who  is leaving the authority to take early retirement

Chief executive of Corby Council Chris Mallender who is leaving the authority to take early retirement

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Corby Council’s chief executive Chris Mallender is leaving the authority to take early retirement.

The move was announced by the authority today (Friday, January 25).

Mr Mallender’s role with the council will finish on Sunday, making the end of nine years at its helm.

He has just completed an 11-month secondment to a European Union-funded alternative energy project.

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “We have agreed for Chris to take early retirement once his secondment comes to an end and wish him the very best in his future. Chris came to the borough council in 2003 and we would like to thank him for his nine years of hard work as Corby’s chief executive.”

Mr Mallender began the secondment at the beginning of March last year and since then acting chief executive Norman Stronach has been the interim chief executive.

He will remain in the position until permanent management arrangements are agreed by the council.

Mr Mallender has been credited with overseeing major regeneration projects in Corby including the Cube, the Rockingham Triangle sports complex, Corby International Pool, Corby railway station, the new Tresham College campus and Willow Place shopping centre.