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SOLACE APPOINTS FIRST DIRECTOR

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Don Latham, the chief executive of West Wiltshire DC, has been appointed as director of the Society of Local Author...
Don Latham, the chief executive of West Wiltshire DC, has been appointed as director of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives.

Mr Latham, 53, intends to divide his time between the London office of SOLACE and his own office at home in Wiltshire when he takes up the £30,000 per year part time position in November.

Mr Latham said he would try to ensure 'that the deep commitment of my colleagues up and down the country to public service and democratic representative local government is shouted from the roof tops'.

He has publicly stated his views that local government needs champions with a national profile who can appear on platforms like the BBC's 'Question Time'.

Mr Latham said: 'It's time for a fresh challenge. SOLACE members want to increase the profile of SOLACE and have a voice heard. The major part of my job will be to speak out on behalf of SOLACE'.

SOLACE decided to create the director post at its annual general meeting in April.

An accountant by training, Mr Latham began his career in the Midlands before moving to the West Country where he has worked for Avon, Devon and Wiltshire CCs.

He was assistant director of social services and assistant county treasurer with Wiltshire, and immediately prior to his present post, assistant to the chief executive of Avon county.

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