The chief executive of Swindon BC has announced plans to step down “before the summer recess” and retire.
Swindon chief to retire after 10 years at unitary
John Gilbert has spent almost 40 years working in local government roles, serving the previous 10 years as an officer at Swindon.
Mr Gilbert said: “I have announced my intentions now, having just gained approval for the 2018-19 budget, with my departure enabling councillors to decide upon the appointment of a new chief executive before the summer recess.
“It also gives any incumbent a good opportunity to continue the very important work of the Swindon Programme. We now have in place a very strong corporate management team who are now well placed for the challenges ahead.”
Mr Gilbert was appointed Swindon’s chief executive in late 2015, having joined Swindon in 2008 as director of children’s services.
A spokesman for the council told LGC Mr Gilbert will leave the organisation by 17 June.
Susie Kemp, corporate director of resources and growth, will become interim chief executive during any upcoming vacancy period.