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People news: Former call handler gets top borough job

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

James Whiteman

People news: Former call handler gets top borough job

James Whiteman

Guildford BC’s new managing director is an officer who began his career as a call handler for the refuse department. James Whiteman is to take over the role on 1 June from Sue Sturgeon who is retiring having held the post since 2013. Mr Whiteman has been the council’s deputy managing director and director for environment. He has worked for Guildford since 1989, originally as a temporary employee taking refuse calls, then as a cleansing inspector rising to cleansing manager in 2000, head of operational services in 2004 and director of environment in 2013.

 

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Sallie Bacon

People news: Former call handler gets top borough job

Sallie Bacon

Sallie Bacon has been confirmed as Hampshire CC’s new director of public health. She has been interim director since December 2015 and now formally succeeds Ruth Milton. Dr Bacon has overseen the recent launch of a five year public health plan. She joined Hampshire in 2013 as associate director of public health having since 2011 held a similar role at NHS Hampshire before public health returned to local government. She has previously been an NHS consultant, general practitioner a hospital doctor.

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