Our round-up of local government’s latest appointments and departures.
Steven Pleasant, chief executive of Tameside MBC, has been appointed interim chief officer at Tameside and Glossop CCG, with a view to this being a permanent joint role between the organisations. A single commissioning board is already running between adult social services and the CCG, controlling a budget of £435m. Council commissioning teams have moved into the CCG offices, and there are plans to create joint roles across finance, HR and other areas. Mr Pleasant is the lead chief executive for health and wellbeing, as well as for asylum, refugees and migration, on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
South Somerset DC has appointed Alex Parmley as its chief executive. Currently a corporate director at Eastleigh BC, Mr Parmley was previously a director and general manager at Weymouth and Portland BC while he also worked at Parramatta City Council in Australia where he led the implementation of its city strategy. Mr Parmley will start in his new role at South Somerset on 3 October.
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Inverclyde Council has appointed its corporate director for environment, regeneration and resources Aubrey Fawcett as its new chief executive. Mr Fawcett will succeed John Mundell who is set to retire from the council on 19 September. In his current role Mr Fawcett is also chief executive of urban regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde. He has worked for the council since 2006 having joined from North Tyneside Council where he was head of regeneration for two years. Mr Fawcett, a qualified architect, is a former part-time infantry private in the British Army and he was awarded the Gallantry Service Medal for active service.
Dr Ruth Harrell
Dr Ruth Harrell will take over as interim director of public health for Plymouth City Council when Professor Kelechi Nnoaham leaves the local authority on 31 October. Dr Harrell has worked in Plymouth as a consultant in public health for two years, leading on disease prevention and health protection. Professor Nnoaham is leaving the council after two and a half years to take up a new post in Wales.