Our round-up of the latest job moves and appointments.
Northamptonshire CC has formally appointed Andrew Quincey as its interim chief executive following the departure of Damon Lawrenson last month. Mr Quincey was previously the council’s executive director for commercial, place and health. Before he joined the council, Mr Quincey spent nearly 10 years working for Transport for London and was part of the senior team that delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games. In 2015 Mr Quincey graduated from Oxford University with an Executive MBA having previously been made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply in 2012. Mr Lawrenson’s departure followed the county council issuing a section 114 notice and a critical report by inspector Max Caller into the council’s financial management.
Dorcas Bunton, Derbyshire Dales DC’s chief executive, has announced plans to retire. After six years as the district’s chief, Ms Bunton will leave the local authority on 31 May. In a public sector career spanning 39 years, Ms Bunton was formerly deputy chief executive at Basingstoke & Deane BC. At a meeting 12 April, councillors met and decided to start the process for recruiting a successor who can take on the head of paid service role. That person will earn a proposed annual salary for between £96,379 - £102,279 plus oncosts.
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A new strategic director of economic growth has been appointed by Waltham Forest LBC. Currently head of the development group at real estate business GL Hearn, Stewart Murray will lead on property, asset management, regeneration planning and development for Waltham Forest. In his new role, which begins on 1 May, he will also oversee a number of high profile schemes including the delivery of a new town centre at Lea Bridge/Leyton and plans for 17,000 additional homes in 10 years. Mr Murray has worked at four other London boroughs and the City of London Corporation during 30 years in the public sector. He has also advised three different London mayor’s on the city’s growth, housing and regeneration strategies.
A housing association’s operations director has been appointed the new chief executive of Lewisham Homes, which manages 18,000 properties on behalf of Lewisham LBC. Margaret Dodwell, who is currently working for Vivid in an interim capacity, will start her new role on 3 May. Her appointment follows the planned departure of Andrew Potter on 27 April after he has spent 11 years as Lewisham Homes’ chief executive.