Paul Blantern – chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council – has overseen the outsourcing of all the Council’s services including internal audit. In this webinar, Paul talks about what he has done, why, and how he gets assurance on commercial delivery and contract management


Dr Paul Blantern

Dr Paul Blantern was chief executive officer of Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) until October 2018. He started his career in the private sector, rising to become managing director of a commercial arm of Severn Trent plc.

Paul has worked with a number of major utility, business and public sector clients, delivering significant improvements through a range of projects at a strategic level, including company creations, de-mergers and large scale re-engineering projects, including the creation of Network Rail.

During his tenure at NCC, he instigated and was the first MD of the council’s innovative shared services partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council known as LGSS which is now one of the largest in the country.