Jacqui Dixon, BSc, MBA, commenced employment with Newtownabbey Borough Council as Economic Development Manager in 1999. In 2005 she was appointed as Director of Development Services at Craigavon Borough Council and returned to Newtownabbey in 2007 to take up the post of Director of Development Services. Jacqui went on to be appointed Chief Executive of Newtownabbey Borough Council in 2012 and subsequently Chief Executive of the merged Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council in March 2014.
Over the past 8 years, Jacqui, working with ambitious Elected Members and talented employees has reshaped the Council’s operating model, reduced costs, and improved and expanded services and outcomes for our customers and residents.
Through leadership, partnership working, empowerment and a focus on outcomes, Jacqui’s attention is focused on implementing the key objectives of the Council’s Covid Recovery and Corporate Plans which aim to improve the environment, encourage and support economic growth, engage and empower local communities and improve the lifestyles of residents.
From June 2020 to June 2021 Jacqui was the Chair of SOLACE NI, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives. SOLACE acts as the professional voice for local government and aims to lead and manage the collective role of NI’s 11 strong and successful Councils in transforming the lives of citizens.