Calderdale Council has announced the appointment of Becky McIntyre as the Director of Resources and Transformation, a newly created position aimed at optimising the utilisation of funds, staff, and systems to enhance the well-being of local residents. Becky will assume her role in September 2023, taking charge of the council’s finance, human resources, ICT, performance, and procurement departments.

By consolidating these vital areas under a single leadership role, the council aims to revolutionise its operational methods in order to fulfil its vision and priorities, ensuring the best possible value for money and outcomes for both communities and businesses.

Becky McIntyre brings a wealth of experience to her new position. Since 2017, she has served as a Director within North Lincolnshire’s senior leadership team, overseeing financial management, resource optimisation, digital and IT operations, customer services, strategic planning, and governance. She also extended her responsibilities as Director of Governance and Communities, encompassing community well-being and resilience.

Born and raised in Scunthorpe, Becky embarked on her career in finance at Glanford Borough Council. In 2007, she obtained her qualification as an accountant and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Over the years, she has gained extensive knowledge and understanding of various functions within local government, including children’s and adults’ services, commissioning, public health, lifelong learning, and fostering partnerships with the public, private, and voluntary sectors.

Expressing her enthusiasm for her new role, Becky stated, “I am excited to be joining Calderdale Council and have been made to feel very welcome already. I am proud to have been given the opportunity to lead on the Council’s resources and transformation, a key role in enabling it to remain relevant, sustainable, and resilient. There is a strong sense of community and ambition across the Council and the place, and I look forward to working with colleagues, councillors, local people, and organisations to build on the great work being done to achieve the Vision 2024 for Calderdale.”

Councillor Silvia Dacre, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources, extended her congratulations to Becky and expressed her anticipation for the contributions she will make in her new role. Recognising Becky’s extensive knowledge and experience, Cllr Dacre emphasised that Becky’s values of integrity, equality, and fairness align well with the council’s vision and priorities, ensuring that the community’s voice remains at the forefront of resource allocation and utilisation.

Becky McIntyre’s appointment is expected to bring a fresh perspective and drive transformational changes within Calderdale Council, contributing to the council’s ongoing efforts to deliver efficient and effective services to the local population. With her comprehensive expertise and commitment to community development, Becky is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping Calderdale’s future and achieving the ambitious Vision 2024.