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Margaret Carney

Chief Executive, Sefton Council

Margaret is Chief Executive of Sefton Council in the Liverpool City Region, and is responsible for the overall managerial leadership of the organisation, which has over 5,000 employees and a gross turnover of £500m.

In a local government career spanning over 34 years, Margaret has held senior executive positions at Knowsley, Warrington and Rochdale Councils before joining Sefton.

Margaret was born in Huyton, Knowsley and currently lives in Liverpool. She was educated at Notre Dame College in Everton Valley and qualified as an accountant at Liverpool Polytechnic (now John Moores University) in 1989.

Margaret takes the sub regional lead for healthier and safer communities and is the North West lead Chief Executive on health transition and transformation. She takes a keen interest in the VCF sector and social housing, having held a number of non-executive positions.