Our roundup of the latest local government appointments and departures
Oxford City Council has appointed Caroline Green, a senior adviser at the Local Government Association, as its assistant chief executive. Ms Green has been a lead adviser on housing and planning issues at the LGA for the past decade. She was seconded for a year to direct the association’s secretariat in supporting Sir Michael Lyons’ housing review in 2014. Ms Green will start in her new role on 1 September.
Pembrokeshire CC has appointed its current acting head of paid service Ian Westley as chief executive. His predecessor Bryn Parry-Jones left in November following a vote of no confidence by councillors and a long controversy over pension payments. He had been paid a £193,136 salary plus £11,659 in benefits. Mr Westley will be paid £130,000 a year.
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South Somerset DC has terminated an agreement to share East Devon DC’s chief executive Mark Williams. South Somerset’s councillors have agreed to explore creating a joint chief executive and senior management team with Mendip DC.Mr Williams’ last day of working for South Somerset will be 31 July. The council will pay East Devon about £42,000 in lieu of a 12-month formal notice. Chief executive duties are to be rotated between South Somerset’s directors on a monthly basis, with no uplift in salary, until working groups for South Somerset and Mendip have completed their appraisals of new arrangements and recommendations have been implemented.
Derby City Council’s deputy chief executive and strategic director for children and young people services Andrew Bunyan is set to retire at the end of the month after four years with the council. Mr Bunyan’s career in local government spans 39 years. Andy Smith, director of early intervention and integrated safeguarding, is to cover the role on an interim basis although the city council said a permanent successor to Mr Bunyan would be appointed “shortly”.