Stella Manzie: 'Birmingham is not too big to be successful'
Chief credited with helping to turn around Rotherham MBC and Coventry City Council says Birmingham job is not any more or less difficult
- 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”.