Our round-up of local government’s latest appointments and departures
Mayor Marvin Rees and Anna Klonowski - Bristol City Council
Bristol City Council’s chief executive Anna Klonowski has resigned in order to focus on her role as a primary carer for her parents. Ms Klonowski, who was appointed in February, will leave the council at the end of the month. In a statement the council said the decision was taken over the summer “in the light of her parents’ declining health” and has been “fully supported” by Bristol mayor Marvin Rees.
Caroline O’Neill has been appointed strategic director for care, wellbeing and learning at Gateshead Council. Ms O’Neill was formally head of education at Durham CC and has worked at a number of councils across the North East. She previously worked in Gateshead both as a deputy headteacher and a senior school inspector. Gateshead chief executive Sheena Ramsey said: “This appointment completes the senior strategic team at the council and means that for the first time in more than two years we have a permanent top team in place.”
Damian Masters is to take on the role of strategic property developer at Urban Vision, a joint venture partnership between Salford City Council, Capita and Galliford Try. Urban Vision has provided property, infrastructure, regeneration and planning services to Salford and other private and public sector clients for 12 years. Mr Masters previously ran his own property consultancy.
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Mickey Green is the new managing director of Somerset Waste Partnership. He is currently strategic manager for commissioning development at Somerset CC and will start his new role next month.