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People news: New unitary names recommended directors

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Our round-up of the latest job moves and appointments.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, which is due to enter existence on 1 April, has named its recommended second tier directors. The new council is a unitary that will be replaced the present Bournemouth and Christchurch BCs and Borough of Poole. Jan Thurgood is to become director of adult social care, and is currently Poole’s strategic director of people, while Kate Ryan becomes director of environment and community, from being Poole’s strategic director of place. Bill Cotton has been recommended for director of regeneration and economy from his role as Bournemouth’s executive director of environment and economy. Julian Osgathorpe will become director of resources. He at present serves as executive director of corporate services for both Bournemouth and Poole. The post of director for children’s services role is being advertised.

john foster maidstone

john foster maidstone

Maidstone BC has appointed John Foster as acting head of regeneration and economic development, replacing Dawn Hudd, who has moved to Medway Council as its assistant director, physical and cultural regeneration. Mr Foster has been Maidstone’s regeneration and economic development manager and joined the council in 2006.

Sharon Houlden York

Sharon Houlden York

City of York Council has made two senior appointments. Amanda Hatton has joined as corporate director for children, education and communities from being director of children’s services at Lancashire CC. Sharon Houlden becomes corporate director for health, housing and adults social care. She is the current director of adult services and housing at Southend-on-Sea BC.

Sue Cuerden

Sue Cuerden

Sue Cuerden

Sue Cuerden is to join Basingstoke & Deane BC as executive director of finance and resources following the retirement of Kevin Jaquest last June. She is a management accountant and currently Deputy Section 151 Officer for Southampton City Council.

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