Althea Loderick, Strategic director of resources, Brent Council
Althea Loderick is the strategic director for resources at Brent Council, where she has oversight of finance, property and FM, HR and OD, ICT and digital services, legal services and procurement, customer services, citizenship and registrars as well as commercial services
Loderick's role is to provide an overview of the council’s resource and asset base, these being money, people, property and information technology; ensuring that the priorities of the council are appropriately resourced to most effectively contribute to delivering Brent’s priorities. She also leads on identifying new ways of working, designing and delivering services that both generate income and underline Brent's enterprising approach.
Since arriving at Brent in June 2016 Loderick has overseen the expansion of the council’s property development and acquisition portfolio, has focused on the digital transformation of customer services and is prioritising streamlining and modernising service delivery in the resources directorate to support the council’s business.
Prior to Brent Loderick was chief operating officer at Waltham Forest Council, initially joining the council as director of human resources and rransformation. As the COO she was responsible for a range of corporate and customer services, delivering the transformation programme, and leading the overall transformation agenda under the council’s ‘Redefining Waltham Forest Programme'. She led a series of major change programmes forming part of the ‘Future Council’ agenda, including a new approach to the council’s business support services and led the delivery of a major corporate change programme that led to the successful change in the council’s culture, structure, ICT, human resources and organisation development services.
Before joining Waltham Forest Loderick was a service director in a national policing role where she led both national and international programmes including the people strategy, workforce modernisation and various change programmes affecting almost a quarter of a million officers and staff. Many of the changes still being implemented in policing sat within her remit as the lead for national workforce policy. Prior to this Loderick was a deputy director in the National Offender Management Service where she was the lead for people strategy, workforce change and the HR operating model, among other things.
Over her 25-year career Loderick has enjoyed roles across local government and large national public sector organisations, as well as having worked in organisation development within a private sector consultancy. She is passionate about high-quality public services and having spent 10 years of her career as an operational manager in supported housing before going into HR and OD, she remains focused on the ways corporate services should enable the successful delivery of business and organisation priorities to ultimately empower citizens to improve their lives.