Mike Suarez Profile
Mike joined Cheshire East Council as Chief Executive in August 2013.
He is a non-executive director of the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting) Council and is a member of CIPFA’s International Strategy Board. Mike has held other national, regional and other non-executive director roles that has included an Insurance Mutual and a Further Education College and has been a speaker at international, national and regional conferences on a range of subjects.
Mike has extensive experience in Local Government with several other councils. He was previously an Executive Director with the London Borough of Lambeth. Mike contributed to major changes and improvements in performance and quality of Lambeth Council’s services and, while at Westminster Council, Mike was part of the senior leadership team that won the prestigious Local Government Chronicle Council of the Year Award. Mike started his local government career at the London Borough of Southwark before taking up his first Director role with Slough Borough Council.
He heads up a highly skilled, highly experienced and highly ambitious cadre of senior leaders at the Council who are dedicated to improving service and value for money for the residents and businesses of Cheshire East.