Cratus is pleased to welcome Stephen Alambritis MBE, former Leader of London Borough of Merton, to its growing list of associates. He brings extensive public sector experience in local government political circles and private sector exposure through the world of business representation.
As Leader of Merton Council for ten years, Stephen has used an eye for performance, transformation, and good political leadership to lead the council in winning many industry awards, including the Best Achieving Council at the prestigious MJ Awards.
Additional achievements include chairing the successful South London Partnership (SLP) for eight consecutive years, contributing to a new leisure centre within a park setting, a brand-new secondary school and a new library at a time when libraries across other boroughs were being closed. He joins Cratus as a visionary leader and public affairs specialist with a proven history of success in pioneering change across complex public and business landscapes.
With over 25 years of SME insight working in Westminster and Whitehall before becoming a councillor, Stephen has devised sustainable strategies and has ensured the council has been open for business for multi-million-pound developments which has led to an improvement in services throughout a range of environments. As both a respected leader and sought-after partner, Stephen has made a career of enthusing loyalty and hard work in senior director teams while establishing long-term fruitful relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
About joining Cratus, Stephen, who was is from Cyprus, had this to say, ‘I am thrilled that I am joining Cratus Communications. I will be working closely with the Advisory Team. We all know that an essential plank in improving on the performance of local government is a disciplined and respectful partnership between officers and members. I hope my experience as a leader for over a decade, dealing with cross party teams of councillors, will provide a valuable service for councils and private sector companies alike.’
The Chief Executive of Cratus Nick Kilby added this, ‘I’m excited to welcome Stephen to the company. Stephen is a quintessential council leader that has been a shining example for everyone in the sector, and we are thrilled to have him onboard.’