A WOMAN who spent 10 years as council chief executive has been awarded the MBE.
Kate Page was given the honour in recognition of her services to social care in the city during that time, as well as a career that spanned 40 years and included a number of health and social care roles.
She sat on NHS Northamptonshire’s non-executive board for four years from 2006 to last year.
Kate joined Milton Keynes Council in 1999 as corporate director of neighbourhood services before working her way up to chief executive.
After she retired from that role she set up her own company, Kate Page Consulting.
She was presented with the honour at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, January 27.
Kate said: “I am absolutely delighted to be awarded the MBE and I had a fantastic time at the palace. It is a great accolade to get this recognition.
“I have had the good fortune over the years to work with fantastic staff, and to have the support of my family and friends.”
Leader of Milton Keynes Council, Cec Tallack said: “Kate deserves this. During her years at Milton Keynes Council she was responsible for leading a team that made improvements to the lives of many people, especially adults who rely upon social care.
“She also had many other and varied abilities that she needed during her time as chief executive. She is also a very nice person and was always a delight to work with.”