Duncan Sharkey – Local Authority Partner Member

Duncan Sharkey, Chief Executive of Somerset Council was in October 2022.  During the first six months of his appointment Duncan focussed on the creation of the new Council.

Prior to coming to Somerset, Duncan was Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and heavily involved in many high-profile events including a significant role in delivering Operation London Bridge.

Duncan has also been a Board Member of Frimley NHS ICB. Previously he has held several local government chief executive roles alongside a portfolio of non-executive board positions.

Since the successful vesting of the new Council, Duncan continues to lead the organisation, focussing on developing the strategic and cultural aspects of the Council as well as supporting significant inward investments in Somerset as well as work on education improvements.

Duncan is the Local Authority Partner Member on the NHS Somerset Integrated Care Board.