Our round-up of local government’s latest appointments and departures.
Tom Stannard, deputy chief executive of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, is to join Oldham MBC as its director of enterprise and skills. The LGC columnist said he would take up the new role in October, when he announced the appointment on Twitter.
Mr Stannard has a 15-year career in local government and has held posts at Blackburn with Darwen BC and Kensington & Chelsea RBC. Oldham’s current interim director of enterprise and skills Liz Wade will leave the local authority when Mr Stannard officially starts.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has appointed Louise Rees as its executive director of people after a period of about five months in the role in an acting capacity. She was appointed as acting director when her predecessor Tony Oakham joined Dudley MBC.
Ms Rees joined Stoke as its deputy director of planning, commissioning and performance in 2009 before she became assistant director for commissioning and procurement in the council’s people directorate in 2012. Before joining Stoke, Ms Rees was assistant director of children and young people services for Cheshire CC.
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Northumberland CC’s executive director of local services Barry Rowland is to leave the local authority to pursue fresh challenges. He had recently returned to the council after a planned period of absence for medical reasons, a council statement said.
Mr Rowland joined Northumberland in November 2012 and his remit included overseeing neighbourhood services, technical services, public protection, fire and rescue service and business support. Prior to that, Mr Rowland was chief executive of Newcastle City Council having joined the local authority as an accountant in 1979.