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North Kesteven DC has announced its new chief executive as Ian Fytche, Sport England's current director of operations and performance. Before joining Sport England in 1990, he worked as a client services officer at South Kesteven DC. Mr Fytche takes over from acting chief executive Alan Thomas, and is expected to start work this month.

William Bradshaw has left Doncaster MBC after three years as assistant chief executive. He joined Doncaster from the local government division of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister where he was assistant director for capacity building.

Roger Latham, chief executive of Nottinghamshire CC, is the new chairman of the Local Government Construction Task Force. He replaces Tim Byles, chief executive of Norfolk CC, who has stepped down after three years as chairman.

Wychavon DC has appointed a new partnership manager, Joe Ling. He will be responsible for co-ordinating all the activities in and around the town including supporting the Droitwich Spa area local strategic partnership. He previously worked in the housing department at Birmingham City Council.


Elaine McHale is Wakefield MDC's first corporate director of children's services. She was previously the council's corporate director of social services and health. Before this she was chief officer for housing and social care, joining from Manchester City Council where she was acting director of social services.


Richard Dobbs has joined North Warwickshire BC to head up the newly formed streetscape division as assistant director. He was formerly waste strategy officer at Warwick DC.


Sally McIvor has been appointed head of adult social care operations at Kirklees Metropolitan Council. She was a divisional manager within the social affairs and health department.

Paul Davies, assistant director of adult services at Oldham MBC is the new assistant director of adult and older people's services following the retirement of David Friday. Mr Davies will also remain the head of adult services. He joined Oldham in 2004 from Kirklees Metropolitan Council's social services department.

Tom Wolstencroft has been appointed head of modernisation for older people's services at Oldham MBC. He was previously project manager of the supporting people team at Rochdale MBC where he also managed special needs housing.

Bev Maybury, head of the learning disability service at Oldham MBC, has been appointed head of modernisation for adult services. Ms Maybury worked for Bolton MBC as team manager in the learning disability service, before joining Oldham six years ago.

Leicester City Council has appointed Sally Burton as director of its new adult and community services department. She is currently head of older people's services at Coventry City Council. Ms Burton trained as a teacher before moving into social care and health. She has also worked for Birmingham City Council and the NHS.

Julia Ross, former social services director at Barking & Dagenham LBC, is now national programme lead for social care at the Department of Health.


Wandsworth LBC's director of housing, Chris Buss, has been appointed director of finance and deputy chief executive. For 10 years prior to taking up his current job in 2002, he was assistant director of technical services. Mr Buss began his career as a qualified accountant in the finance department in 1977. He starts his new job in March replacing Simon Heywood who is retiring.


Cara Davani, service head of human resources at Tower Hamlets LBC, has been appointed group director, corporate services, at Genesis Housing Group. She starts work this month.

Steve Nugent (below) is the new head of human resources at Vale Royal BC. He previously worked in human resources for Knowsley MBC for over 20 years. More recently he managed the council's one-stop shops and customer contact centre.


Chris Robinson has been appointed assistant director for housing at North Warwickshire BC. He previously worked for Derby Homes, the first three-star housing management organisation in the country.

The Borough of Poole has appointed Arthur Green as new head of property services. He was previously interim head of property services. Following Army service, Mr Green rose to director level in two different multi-national companies and has worked as a management consultant since 1996.


Emma Marinos is the new assistant director of communications and consultation at Islington LBC. She is currently head of communications at Camden LBC. She starts work this month, replacing Mike McCabe, who has set up his own communications agency.

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