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People news: District chief departs as post deleted

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Our round-up of the latest job moves and appointments.

Maldon DC’s chief executive Fiona Marshall has departed as her post has been deleted in a restructuring of senior management. A report which went before full council on 9 August said it was decided at the last full council meeting in July “to pursue and progress the option of a revised format for the corporate leadership team to consist of three directors, with no chief executive.” The head of paid service role has been taken up by director of service delivery Richard HolmesEmmay Foy has been reappointed director of resources while Paul Dodson has taken up the new position of director of strategy performance and governance. This all comes amid a leadership change at the council.

Kathy O'Leary

Kathy O’Leary

Kathy O’Leary

Stroud DC has appointed Kathy O’Leary as its new chief executive. Ms O’Leary, who is currently strategic director of resources at Tandridge DC in Surrey, is expected to join the council in November. She will replace David Hagg, who has served in the post for 17 years and recently announced his intention to retire. Having started her career as a planning officer at Hampshire CC, Ms O’Leary has more than 32 years’ experience working in local government.

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Malcolm Coe

Malcolm Coe

Malcolm Coe

The West of England CA has appointed two new directors: Shahzia Daya as director of legal services and Malcolm Coe as director of investment and corporate services. Ms Daya joined the CA this week from Bristol City Council. Mr Coe, who is due to take up his role in October, will join from North Somerset Council where he is head of finance and property.

Richard Wills

Richard Wills

Richard Wills

Richard Wills, Lincolnshire CC’s executive director of environment and economy, has announced he will retire from the authority at the end of September. Having spent 18 years with Lincolnshire and 44 years in local government, Mr Wills had stepped up to be head of paid service for four months following the departure of former chief executive Tony McArdle. Lincolnshire’s new chief executive Keith Ireland said he knew since he was appointed that Mr Wills intended to retire on 30 September.

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