Stella Manzie: 'Birmingham is not too big to be successful'
Published: 04 Jan 2018 By Sarah Calkin
- Birmingham City Council is not too big to be successful, the turnaround expert brought in as interim chief executive has told LGC.
- As the largest council in the UK, with a net revenue budget of £822m in 2017-18, Birmingham has often faced questions about whether it is too big. The issue was explored in Lord Kerslake’s independent review of the council in 2014.
- Stella Manzie, who joined the council in April following the high-profile and controversial departure of former chief executive Mark Rogers, and who previously worked for the council in the 1980s, said she had “never bought that argument”.