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Our round-up of local government’s latest appointments and departures

People news: Borough completes executive team

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Our round-up of local government’s latest appointments and departures.

mandie skeat

Mandie Skeat

Mandie Skeat

Basildon BC has appointed Mandie Skeat as its new service director, completing a new three-strong executive team established following the retirement of chief executive Bala Mahendren in July. Scott Logan was appointed managing director and Kieran Carrigan became corporate director earlier this month. Ms Skeat has been Basildon’s head of housing services since 2013 and her appointment was approved on 18 October.

dave tilleray

dave tilleray

Dave Tilleray

West Lancashire Borough Council’s director of leisure and wellbeing, Dave Tilleray, has agreed voluntary redundancy as part of changes to the senior management team which the council said will save more than £100,000 a year. Mr Tilleray has worked for West Berkshire for 22 years, having joined as an environmental health officer, and previously worked for Preston and Wolverhampton city councils, and Blackpool Council. West Lancashire said the restructuring programme will make total efficiency savings of £267,000 in 2018-19.

Solicitors Anthony Collins has expanded its local government division with three new appointments. Stuart Evans has joined the firm from Birmingham City Council, where he was head of law for environment, development and planning. Meena Lekhi, previously of Warwickshire CC, has joined as a data protection specialist, while Vinay Sharma, who trained at Stafford BC, joins as a solicitor.

The United Kingdom Homecare Association has added three new non-executive directors to its board. David Chalk of Windrush Care in Gloucestershire, Lynn James of Carebridge Staffing in Kent and Gavin Stedman-Bryce, of Beyond Homecare in East Lothian were elected earlier this month.

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