New council chief executive “the best man for the job”

Ade Adetosoye OBE has been officially confirmed as Bromley Council’s new chief executive.

Adetosoye joined the council as deputy chief executive in December 2016 and had been acting as interim chief executive since December 2018 following the departure of previous incumbent Doug Patterson.

Since joining Bromley Council, Adetosoye has been preparing a new strategic vision for the council entitled ‘Transforming Bromley’, a four-year programme designed to completely overhaul the borough’s six main business areas: housing; adult social care, children’s services and education, environment and community services; professional services and workplace modernisation. Adetosoye has been pivotal in turning around the borough’s previously poor children’s services.

Bromley Council leader, Colin Smith, said: “I am extremely pleased for Mr Adetosoye personally, and absolutely delighted for Bromley residents more widely, that he has been confirmed to post as the borough’s chief executive and welcome the thought of continuing our work together on this programme.

“Mr Adetosoye’s track record in local government has earned him an outstanding reputation and with good cause.

“He has already demonstrated the strength of his leadership skills by turning around Bromley’s children’s service team and establishing strong working relationships both within the council and externally.

“Following a glowing recent appraisal and an outstanding appearance in front of a panel of elected councillors reviewing his performance to date and answering questions concerning his ambitions for the future, his confirmation to post was a very simple decision to make.

“He is, quite simply, the best man for the job, and I know that I can speak for all Bromley councillors when I wish him the very best of good luck in his new role.”