Former Teignbridge DC chief executive Nicola Bulbeck has got a new job as an executive director at West Sussex CC.
She will take up the post of executive director for communities and public protection in January.
Ms Bulbeck, who in left the Devon district after 11 years in June, said: “I was energised and impressed by West Sussex because of its enthusiasm for collaboration, its ambition, its care and support for residents, communities, staff and the environment and I really liked that.
“The organisation came across as responsive, flexible and ready to work differently and respond to challenges.”
Ms Bulbeck added that she used to live in the area and liked the “contrasts between urban and rural, diverse large and small towns… and the need to balance competing demands and priorities”.
Kim Curry, who is currently the associate lead for social care at the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership, will also join West Sussex in the new year. Ms Curry’s new role will be executive director for children, adults, families, health and education.
Nathan Elvery, chief executive, said: “Kim and Nicola are outstanding candidates in our sector and I am delighted that they will be joining to shape and influence a top team that is creative, determined and ambitious on behalf of all our political members and the residents in West Sussex.”