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Liam Hannaway is the new chief executive of Banbridge DC. He spent the last six years working as the council's director of development. Mr Hannaway began his 26-year public sector career as a graduate trainee with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. He is also a director of Youth Action Northern Ireland. Mr Hannaway replaces Robert Gilmore, who retires at the end of June.

Northamptonshire CC has appointed Rory Borealis as interim head of paid service to replace chief executive Peter Gould, who retires at the end of May. Mr Borealis is currently director for customers and strategy.

Margaret Walker is retiring from her post as director of central services at Cambridgeshire CC, after 30 years' service with the council. She leaves in June.

Paul Baker has been appointed service lead for customer and information services at Teignbridge DC. He was previously responsible for revenue, benefits and corporate customer services.

The first person to fill the newly created post of deputy chief executive for the Greater Manchester Police Authority is Russell Bernstein. Mr Bernstein has provided human resources support to the Greater Manchester Police Authority since 1993 and used to be assistant director (overview and scrutiny) at Salford City Council.


Ian Thompson will be Calderdale MBC's new group director, regeneration and development. He is currently head of regeneration and economic development at Stockton-on-Tees BC, a post he has held for five years. Before this he was head of planning and development at Basingstoke & Deane BC. Mr Thompson has also worked for City of York Council, Sunderland City Council and Barking & Dagenham LBC.

Ashfield, Mansfield and Bolsover DC's Alliance for Enterprise has appointed Paul Davies chair to its executive board. Earlier in his career Mr Davies worked for the Ford Motor Company across its European plants.


Oldham MBC's new executive director for strategy and resources is Liz Terry. She joins the council from Slough BC where she is currently assistant chief executive. Ms Terry starts work in July. Steve Nott will continue to act as interim assistant director of strategy and resources until then.

Jon McGinty is Aylesbury Vale DC's new director of corporate resources. He has been working in central government for more than 16 years, mostly as a statistician. He joins from the Department for Communities & Local Government where he is deputy director for local government finance.

The new service lead for shared services and procurement at Teignbridge DC is Rob Willcoks. Mr Willcoks was previously head of internal audit.


Ben Hosford has been appointed service lead for environmental and safe services at Teignbridge DC. He was previously head of environmental health.


Kersten England joins Calderdale MBC as group director, community services. Ms England is currently deputy regional director at the Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber. Before this she was director of policy and performance at Bradford City MDC.


The Chartered Institute of Housing has appointed Sarah Webb as its chief executive. She is currently deputy chief executive. She joined the institute in 2003 as director of policy and practice. Earlier roles include two years as head of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's community housing task force and head of housing strategy at Birmingham City Council. Ms Webb replaces David Butler.


After recently stepping down as chief executive of the Social Care Institute

for Excellence, Bill Kilgallon has been appointed chief executive

of St Gemma's Hospice in Leeds.


James Cleary has joined the interim management public sector team at Veredus. He joins from the Home Office, where he was project manager for several large volume recruitment campaigns for senior board members within the National Probation Service.


Last week's People page contained an error. Helen Randall, chair of the New Local Government Network, has been promoted to head of public sector commercial at Trowers & Hamlins, and has not recently joined the company.

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