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Workforce: People news and moves

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

Annwen Morgan

Annwen Morgan

The Isle of Anglesey CC has appointed two new assistant chief executives, while the deputy chief executive and two strategic directors have left the local authority as part of a senior management restructure aimed at saving £250,000. The two new assistant chief executives are Annwen Morgan, who has been a head teacher since 2007, and Dr Caroline Turner, who currently works as a senior civil servant for the Welsh Government.

Dr Caroline Turner

Dr Caroline Turner

The council had previously agreed to reduce its senior management team leading to the deletion of the deputy chief executive and three corporate director posts. A statement from the council said deputy chief executive Bethan Jones had “obtained a new post outside of the organisation” while the director of sustainable development Arthur Owen and director of community Gwen Carrington had decided “not to be part of the new structure and to leave the organisation”. The director of lifelong learning post was previously held by Dr Gwynne Jones who was appointed the council’s chief executive in April.

Karl Battersby

Karl Battersby

After eight years as Rotherham MBC’s strategic director of environment and development services and 12 years at the local authority, Karl Battersby is set to join Wigan MBC. Mr Battersby’s new role is director of economy and regeneration. His start date has yet to be confirmed.

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Isabel Garden

Isabel Garden

Wealden DC has appointed Isabel Garden as its new director of environment and community Services. Incumbent Nigel Hannam’s duties are changing as he takes flexible retirement. Mr Hannam is retaining responsibilities for the growth agenda under the council’s local plan as well as a number of ongoing projects, a statement said. Ms Garden has worked at the council for the past 14 years and during that time she has managed a wide-range of functions including human resources, waste services, and corporate, planning and economic development policy. In her new role she will be responsible for overseeing housing, planning, customer services, revenues and benefits, and environmental health services.

Anne Godfrey

Anne Godfrey

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has appointed a new chief executive. Anne Godfrey will take over from Graham Jukes - LGC reported in May he would be standing down at the end of the year - from 1 January 2016. She will join from the Chartered Institute of Marketing where she has been chief executive for the last three years.  Mr Jukes will take up his new role as vice president of the CIEH at the beginning of 2016.

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