Our round-up of local government’s latest appointments and departures.
A former deputy mayor of a metropolitan council has become the interim chief executive of South Kesteven DC. Aidan Rave served as a Labour deputy mayor on Doncaster MBC between 2002 and 2006. He then left frontline politics to work for a regional development agency before moving into consultancy work. A former interim director of strategy at Barnardo’s, Mr Rave has most recently been director of management consultancy firm LKS Quaero. In his new role Mr Rave will take over from Beverley Agass on a 12-month contract although there is “a strong possibility of extending this further depending on performance and progress made” on delivering the council’s programme for change. LGC previously reported Ms Agass had been appointed South Cambridgeshire DC’s chief executive.
Planning Officers Society president Anna Rose has been appointed head of the Planning Advisory Service, part of the Local Government Association’s sector-led improvement work. She will move to the service on 21 August from her present role as director of growth, economy and culture at Milton Keynes Council where she has worked since 2014, having previously spent seven years as head of planning and culture at Rugby BC. Ms Rose takes over from Alice Lester, who has become head of planning, transport and licensing at Brent LBC.
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Sandwell MBC has named two new directors. Alan Caddick will join as director - housing and communities from Sunderland City Council, where he has been head of housing support and community living. Surjit Tour will become the council’s new monitoring officer, joining from Wirral MBC, where he works as assistant director for law and governance and as monitoring officer. Mr Tour previously worked at Sandwell as a solicitor between 2003 and 2006.
Tendring DC has appointed Ewan Green as its new corporate director for planning and regeneration. Mr Green previously worked as the head of economic development at Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Patrick Shaw has been appointed finance director of Red Door Ventures, the private rent and commercial residential developer wholly owned by Newham LBC. He has previously worked for Metropolitan Housing Partnership, Moat Housing Group, East Thames Group and Homes for Haringey.