Insight into Scarborough Borough Council by Michael Greene Chief Executive

Wed, Feb 26th 2020 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Downe Arms. Reception: Tony S and Roger C. Grace and Host: George Roberts. Vote of thanks and media report: Rhen C.

26 Feb 2020

Michael Greene, Chief Executive, Scarborough Borough Council 

Michael Greene was given a warm welcomed by the Cavaliers, his enlightened presentation was both factual and entertaining as he went on to explain his vision for the future of Scarborough both as a place to live and as a holiday destination. He also gave a brief illustration of his career thus far.


Chief Executive

Scarborough Borough Council

Aug 2019 – Present9 months

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom


Assistant Director Neighbourhood and Customer Services

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Mar 2015 – Aug 20194 years 6 months

Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland, United Kingdom

Chief Officer in the Growth, Enterprise and Environment Directorate responsible for a diverse range of departments, a large and varied workforce and extensive capital and revenue budge

Head of Service

Kirklees Council

Oct 2011 – Mar 20153 years 6 months

West Yorkshire

Head of Service in Kirklees Council which is a large metropolitan authority with a population of over 430,000 people. Responsible for leading a large portfolio of services with a diverse senior management team and a large and varied workforce.


Various roles and projects

Bury Council

Jun 2008 – Oct 20113 years 5 months


National Management Trainee (NGDP)

Improvement and Developement Agency

Aug 2007 – Jun 200811 months


Political Adviser

Stockport Council

Sep 2005 – Aug 20072 years

Policy support, speech writing, media management strategy development.

Michael was thanked for his time and his presentation.

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Varied social activities, & worthwhile projects near & far. Our diverse members exchange ideas, create lifelong relationships, join in service projects that make a lasting impact in communities. We aim to have fun, but with a purpose.

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Overcoming challenges of public speaking or technology tournaments, or a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course helps young people develop tools for success such as self-confidence, planning & team building skills.


Our convivial weekly meetings form a platform for our eclectic speakers. We learn of many varied interests. ‘Special events’ such as Burns night, Christmas celebrations and visits to places of refreshment add to the opportunities for fellowship and fun.

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Worldwide Rotary supports dozens of projects - the most long lasting & ambitious is the project to eradicate polio – now endemic in just two countries. We also have projects in Ghana & India supporting schools & delivering clean water.

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- not our core business; but we have rattled buckets in aid of disasters; run tombolas at music events, organised car parking at shows,sold plants at (our own) community fair, run raffles, organised events such as Dragon Boats – & had fun!