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Trevor Holden is the new chief executive of Breckland DC. He is currently director of neighbourhood services at Erewash BC and previously had a lengthy career in the RAF, which he joined as a policeman in 1980. Mr Holden served in stations including Hong Kong, Germany and the Falkland Islands and rose to wing commander before retiring in 2004. He replaces interim chief executive Keith Davis.

Kensington & Chelsea LBC has appointed John Wilkinson director for strategy, commissioning and performance in the family and children's services business group. He was previously head of policy and performance, and joined the council in 1991.

Judith Ingham has been appointed assistant director for corporate improvement at Enfield LBC. She joins from Luton BC where she has been head of policy and performance for six years. Ms Ingham has more than 17 years experience working in policy and performance roles.

Paul McKevitt is head of performance and resource management responsible for the call centre, general administration, finance and communications at Wigan MBC. He was previously assistant director, engineering services.


Vivienne Lukey, director of specialist social care services, has left Westminster City Council after 25 years' service. Her career began as team leader, based at the Middlesex Hospital, where she established and set up Westminster's first HIV/AIDS services. She has managed specialist teams of social workers with responsibility for older people's services and has represented the council as a primary care trust professional executive committee member. Ms Lukey has also been a national adviser to the Department of Health.


Oxfordshire CC has appointed Janet Tomlinson as its new director for children, young people and families. She is currently director for education and children's services at Slough BC. Ms Tomlinson starts work in the summer replacing Keith Bartley, who has become chief executive of the General Teaching Council for England. Ms Tomlinson has worked for Brighton & Hove City Council, West Sussex CC, East Sussex CC and Tribal Education.


Martin Kimber has been appointed director of environmental services at Wigan MBC, in charge of a new department set up to tackle crime and grime and create a greener environment for the borough. He was previously director of planning and regeneration.

Ian Harrison is to be head of neighbourhood services at Wigan MBC. He was previously assistant director of community protection. Before this he worked as a police officer for more than 30 years.

Wigan MBC's new head of development is Neil Fearnley. The role has responsibility for planning, building control, sustainability and green issues, highways and traffic engineering, recycling, street lighting, bridges and public footpaths. He was previously deputy director of engineering services.

Terry Dunn is head of operations responsible for refuse collection, road maintenance, vehicle maintenance and council house repairs at Wigan MBC. He previously worked in a highways and building services role at the council.


Abi Kelly has been appointed head of public relations at regional development agency One NorthEast. She has been PR manager for the past three years, working on projects including Newcastle Science City and the launch of the regional economic strategy. Before this, Ms Kelly was senior communications officer at Gateshead Council.

Gareth Knight and Gill Street have joined the Improvement and Development Agency as strategic communications executives in the agency's new strategic communications team. Previously Mr Knight worked as a freelance journalist and Ms Street was

a public affairs officer at London Councils.


Nicola Poultney has been appointed as managing director of a new company set up to promote and market Cardiff CC. Ms Poultney, who has more than 10 years' experience of marketing UK cities, is deputy chief executive of Experience Nottinghamshire. The new company is a partnership between the city council, other public sector bodies and the private sector.

Ken Wardale has been appointed head of regeneration and protection at Wigan MBC. He was assistant director of community protection.


Peter Geraghty, head of planning and conservation at Broadland DC, is joining Brentwood BC as chief planning officer. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute's executive board and chair of its membership panel.

Christopher Garnett and Dr Rana Roy have been appointed to the Transport for London board. Mr Garnett is a member of the board of the Olympic Delivery Authority and was, until last August, chief executive of Great North Eastern Railway. Dr Roy, an international consulting economist, has advised on the reform of transport taxation, pricing and investment.

Peter Anderson, managing director of finance at Canary Wharf Group, becomes an adviser to the board along with Shiria Khatun (Lab), member at Tower Hamlets LBC.

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