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Town Clerk and Chief Executive
Dr Jason Gooding - Town Clerk & Chief Executive
Jason has led the organisation through challenging times and has championed a new corporate culture of empowering staff to make the day-to-day decisions needed to deliver excellent services to the community. As Chief Executive, a key part of his role is building strong relationships with partners across all sectors and promoting Carlisle as a great place to do business. He wants Carlisle City Council to attract and retain the best staff and be the employer of choice in Carlisle. Jason joined Carlisle City Council in 2003 and has been Chief Executive since 2011.
Prior to joining the City Council, Jason worked for Cumbria Constabulary as Director of Corporate Services and for the Metropolitan Police as a Scientific Officer. He has a PhD in Biochemistry from Sussex University
Born in Sussex and now living outside Penrith, Jason makes the most of Cumbria’s great natural scenery with mountain biking and bird watching on the fells. He has also taken part in several triathlons with his wife Helen.