Mary Ney joined the DCLG Board as a Non-Executive Director in October 2016. She continued this role for the MHCLG Board from 8 January 2018.
Mary has had a distinguished 40-year career in local government, culminating in her serving as Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for 14 years during a period of major regeneration and service transformation in the borough, which won Council of the Year in 2013.
In February 2015, Mary became one of five Commissioners at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, tasked with improving the council’s performance and helping rebuild the trust of local residents. Mary will remain in her role as Commissioner in Rotherham, helping to oversee the Council’s improvement journey. In this role Mary will continue to work with the Department’s intervention team in the Local Government Policy directorate.
The MHCLG board’s role is to advise and support ministers on the operational implications and effectiveness of policy proposals and help turn policy from ideas into actions and results.
Part of MHCLG’s leadership team, non-executive board members help with that task.