Our roundup of the latest local government appointments and departures
New Forest DC’s chief executive Dave Yates is retiring after a career of more than 40 years in local government. He will leave the council on 31 October. Councillors voted on 13 July to recruit the new chief executive from within the local authority. Mr Yates is currently paid £122,000 a year but his successor’s annual salary will be between £104,000 and £118,000 following a pay benchmarking exercise.
A former adviser on regeneration to the Department for Communities & Local Government has been appointed by Haringey LBC to lead its regeneration plans for a part of the borough. Helen Fisher, who has spent the last three-and-a-half years employed by Wandsworth LBC as director of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Partnership, is set to join Haringey as its programme director for Tottenham. Ms Fisher also previously spent five years at Newham LBC as the Canning Town programme director and before that seven years as director at the Stratford Development Partnership for Regeneration.
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Capita’s head of local government Carl Brooks has left to become an independent advisor to the sector. Mr Brooks has been working with local government for the past eight years, firs with public sector service provider Tribal and latterly with Capita, which he joined in May 2011. Before those roles he worked at the Audit Commission and also spent nearly 20 years working in various IT roles at councils in Wales.
Interim management recruiter Odgers Interim has appointed Lenny Michael as a local government consultant. Mr Michael has a decade’s worth of experience in executive recruitment and previously worked as a manager at Hydrogen Group.