Julie Jones Joins SCIE

Julie Jones joined SCIE as our new chief executive on 9 July. Julie was formerly Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Children’s Services at Westminster City Council. During her 25 years at Westminster she has also held the roles of principal research and planning officer, director of social services and director of adult social services.

She was chair of Greater London Association of Directors of Social Services before being elected vice president and then president of the Association of Directors of Social Services.

Julie’s top priorities for her first months in post will be to listen and learn from the staff working in SCIE and our many stakeholders, and to focus urgently on SCIE’s response to the Status of Social Care Review to meet the Department of Health’s deadline of 1 September 2007.