Chief Executive

Sandy Hopkins

Chief Executive

Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council

Tel: 023 9244 6150  


Sandy has experience working in public and private sector service industries. Holding a Masters in Business Administration, Diploma in Marketing and BA (Hons) Degree in English with History, Sandy is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and holds a certificate in Company Directorship from the IoD (Institute of Directors).

Sandy has held a number of public sector management roles covering disciplines including Economic Development, Marketing, Leisure & Tourism and Corporate Logistics.

Sandy was appointed Chief Executive of Havant Borough Council in September 2007 and took on the Chief Executive role for East Hampshire District Council in October 2009.

In addition to her CEO role at both Councils, Sandy is a Governor at Havant College, Chief Executive Lead for the Partnership of South Hampshire (PUSH) Sustainability work and a board member of the Hampshire Local Nature Partnership. Sandy also participates in national government initiatives to improve public services including the national Joint Chief Executive’s Group and is the Hampshire Chief Executive on the national Local Government Association (LGA) CEO Sounding Board.

Sandy is the Deputy Policy Spokesperson for the Solace Innovation and Commissioning Board supporting the Policy Spokesperson in providing a lead on this policy area for the Society.

Sandy is keen to support improvement and learning in the community and sits on the Portsmouth University Business School Advisory Panel as well as being a mentor for national and future local government leaders. This interest in improvement and support has now extended to taking a lead role in the recent Government initiative, Supporting Troubled Families in South and East Hampshire and sitting on the strategic Steering Group for this work across the County of Hampshire.

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