for Manchester City Council
|Assumed office |
1 April 2017
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||Howard Bernstein|
for Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
July 2008 – March 2017
|Born||13 September 1961|
Shard End, Birmingham, England
|Relatives||3 brothers, 2 Sisters|
|Alma mater||Birmingham University|
Roney was an apprentice at 16 with Birmingham City Council's housing department. She later went on to become Director of Housing for Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council, West Yorkshire. She then worked for 10 years as Sheffield City Council's Executive Director of housing and community care where she was involved in the regeneration of Park Hill estate by Urban Splash. Whilst working her way through the ranks she studied part-time at Birmingham University and gained an MBA in public sector management.
Roney became Chief executive for Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in July 2008. In 2009 the Anglo Irish Bank, which was funding half of the £200 million need for Trinity Walk shopping centre, Wakefield, collapsed and the developer, Modus, went into administration. Roney devised a rescue package of new finance and in 2010, the scheme was sold to a consortium (Sovereign Land, AREA Property Partners and Shepherd Construction). Roney also helped the council to create its own housing company, Bridge Homes, in joint partnership with WDH construction in 2014. Roney also oversaw the construction and opening of the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery.
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