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The LGiU has announced that Dennis Reed, their Chief Executive for the last 11 years, will be retiring from full-ti...
The LGiU has announced that Dennis Reed, their Chief Executive for the last 11 years, will be retiring from full-time employment later this year. Detailed arrangements remain to be agreed but it is likely that the process of recruiting Mr Reed's successor will begin in March. Mr Reed is expected to concentrate on part-time consultancy opportunities including work commissioned by the LGiU.

Dennis Reed said:

'It has been a privilege to lead an organisation which has had a significant impact on the shape of local democracy and will continue to do so through its new campaign: Making Local Democracy Work. It has been a pleasure to witness the organisation double in size under my tenure and the introduction of an expansive range of services has made a significant impact on the national and local policy agendas. I leave an organisation that is in excellent shape and ready to move to the next phase of its development. It is one of the most rewarding and exciting jobs in local government and I expect no shortage of candidates!'

Cllr Dave Wilcox, Chair of the LGiU said:

'Dennis Reed has energetically led the LGiU in providing innovative services to local authorities. Research conducted with authorities has demonstrated significant levels of trust and Dennis is held in high regard both within the Unit and more widely in local government circles for his achievements.

Recent CPA results have given local government new confidence in its ability to effectively deliver. At the same time, new governance structures placing elected representatives at the heart of decision making mean the LGiU is well placed to lead the debate as the Unit moves into the next phase of its development.'

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