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John Jory has been appointed as the new chief executive of Mid Sussex ...
John Jory has been appointed as the new chief executive of Mid Sussex

DC. He will replace Bill Hatton who retires in April

after seven years in the post and 28 years at the council.

John, 44, is currently director of development services at Ashford

BC where he holds overall responsibility for planning,

property services and highways & transportation. He also has corporate

responsibility for continuous improvement and best value, organisational

development, asset management and the capital programme.

Council leader Christine Field said: 'We are delighted

that John has accepted our offer and eagerly anticipate him joining us

at Mid Sussex to take forward the best of the past years and to create a

Mid Sussex in which everyone can take pride.'

Mr Jory said: 'I consider it to be an

honour and a privilege to be appointed as chief executive to Mid Sussex

Council. I am absolutely delighted to accept the position. I look

forward to building on the council's successes and improving its

performance. I want to help this council perform at the highest level

and be one the community is very proud of.'

He has previously held posts at Bexley and Richmond LBCs, St Albans City and DC, Reading BC, Surrey CC and Rhymney Valley DC.

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