Our roundup of the latest local government appointments and departures
Lincoln City Council’s acting chief executive Angela Andrews is set to be formally appointed to the role. Ms Andrews has held the position for the past nine months after Andrew Taylor, who led the authority for 16 years, left due to ill health. Mr Taylor formally retired in March. Ms Andrews joined the council in 1986 as a cashier before she became a trainee accountant. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990 and held numerous roles in senior management before she was appointed director of resources seven years ago. Her appointment as chief executive is expected to be formally agreed by full council on 14 July.
Acting chief executive at Boston BC Phil Drury is to be appointed to the post on a permanent basis as part of a senior management restructure aimed at saving the local authority £105,000. Mr Drury’s previous role as strategic director is to be amalgamated with the chief executive post. Mr Drury has been acting chief executive since Richard Harbord’s resignation last September. Mr Drury began his career as a trainee in Boston’s housing department in 1988. He left but soon returned to the housing team and since 1992 Mr Drury has held various senior management positions. He became deputy chief executive in 2006.
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Lambeth LBC’s strategic director Guy Ware will join London Councils as its director of finance, performance and procurement in September. Mr Ware has been at Lambeth since 2013 where he is also the council’s section 151 officer, having previously worked as its director of strategic finance. Mr Ware has also worked at Lewisham, Southwark, and Enfield LBCs, and spent five years working for central government as the London regional director of local government practice.
Nottinghamshire CC has appointed a new corportate director for children, families, and cultural services. Currently Sefton MBC’s director of children’s services, Colin Pettigrew will join Nottinghamshire in the autumn. He will replace Anthony May who is now chief executive of the county council following his appointment in December. Mr Pettigrew, a qualified and registered social worker, has worked in children’s services for councils and charities for 30 years. During nearly two years working at the Department for Children, Schools and Families, he led on improvements under the Every Child Matters agenda as well as policies on child poverty and children with disabilities.
Former children’s commissioner for England Maggie Atkinson is set to join consultancy iMPOWER as a director. In her new role, Ms Atkinson will focus on children’s services. Executive director Amanda Kelly said Ms Atkinson’s “experience and passion” for children’s services would help the organisation to make a difference across the public sector. Ms Atkinson will continue to chair cultural education group A New Direction in London, and will remain a member of thinktank Kidzania and a trustee of the Sieff Foundation.