Commissioners Max Caller and Margaret Lee to depart Slough Borough Council

Slough Borough Council has thanked Lead Commissioner Max Caller CBE and Lead Finance Commissioner Margaret Lee following the announcement they are to end their work within the organisation

Max, who also led the best value inspections at Northamptonshire and Liverpool Councils and was a commissioner at Tower Hamlets, was appointed Lead Commissioner in December 2021 by the then Local Government Minister Kemi Badenoch. Since that time, he has worked with Slough Borough Council members and officers, to help the council in its aim to come back to high-quality local government delivering best value for all their residents. After more than 50 years in public service, Max has decided to step back from public life.

Margaret previously worked at Essex County Council where she held the post of executive director for corporate and customer services. As well as holding senior finance roles, including that of the statutory S151, she was responsible for other support services such as legal and assurance services, procurement and the transformation support team. Margaret is leaving for personal reasons and has also stepped down from her role as finance lead on the Improvement and Assurance Panel for the London Borough of Croydon.

Leader of the Council, James Swindlehurst said: “We thank Max and Margaret for all their efforts working with our Council on its improvement and recovery journey, and for the detailed reports they have submitted to government concerning the best value intervention. We wish them both all the best for the future.

“We are committed to continuing the work we have already done working towards financial recovery and furthering the significant progress which has already been made.” 

Published: 16 March 2023