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People news: Borough deputy appointed county chief

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

Katherine Fairclough

Katherine Fairclough

Katherine Fairclough

Cumbria CC has appointed Katherine Fairclough as its new chief executive. Currently Warrington BC’s deputy chief executive, Ms Fairclough is due to replace Cumbria’s current chief executive Diane Wood in March. Ms Wood is retiring. Ms Fairclough has been Warrington’s deputy chief executive since 2009. Her appointment is subject to formal agreement at Cumbria CC’s full council meeting in January.

Robert Weaver

Robert Weaver

Robert Weaver

A new deputy chief executive for Tewkesbury BC has been appointed. High Peak BC and Staffordshire Moorlands DC’s joint head of regulatory services Robert Weaver will take up his role at Tewkesbury in January. He replaces Rachel North who, after three and a half years in the role, has left to become West Sussex CC’s director of communities. Mr Weaver has worked in his current role for two years. Prior to that he managed environmental service teams at Worcester City Council and Stroud DC.

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Mark Adams-Wright

Mark Adams-Wright

Mark Adams-Wright

Mark Adams-Wright, the former managing partner for local government and education at O2, has been appointed Buckinghamshire CC’s director of digital and ICT. Prior to his role at 02, Mr Adams-Wright was chief information officer and customer service director at Suffolk CC. He has more than 20 years’ experience of working in technology roles in the public and private sector.

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