Lisa is the new borough treasurer

AN accountant who has worked her way up through the ranks in Macclesfield Borough Council’s finance department has secured a top job in the new Cheshire East Council.

Lisa Quinn, 41, from Sutton, will be borough treasurer and head of assets at the new unitary council. Lisa’s present job is corporate manager, finance and asset management at Macclesfield town hall, a post she has held since July 2006.

She has worked on the Cheshire East project since reorganisation was proposed 18 months ago.

Lisa joined the council as a temporary clerical assistant in October 1986 after taking her A Levels.

She then progressed to become an accounting technician and qualified as an accountant.

She said: “Being a part of the establishment of a new Council for Cheshire East will be a unique and exciting challenge.

“I will be bringing 14 years of management experience into this new role, having built my local government career over 22 years at Macclesfield.

“Macclesfield Borough Council has provided me with the development and training that has enabled me to attain the lead finance and assets role for Macclesfield and now for Cheshire East Council.

“I would particularly like to mention the former chief financial officer at Macclesfield, David Farrar, who supported me through my years of financial training. David, as my mentor, encouraged and guided me as I progressed here.”

Cheshire East chief executive Erika Wenzel said: “I’m delighted to welcome Lisa to the team, particularly as she demonstrates such a career success story for a local resident and has long been working on the reorganisation project.”

Cheshire East takes over all local authority services across the boroughs of Macclesfield, Congleton, Crewe & Nantwich, and Cheshire County Council, on April 1, 2009.


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