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Janet Barber seeks out the latest management moves in local government ...
Janet Barber seeks out the latest management moves in local government


Jayne McKee, who until last year was dancing in the musical Notre Dame de Paris in London's West End, has been appointed to the new post of arts development officer with Worthing BC, a post dedicated to the development of performing and visual arts. She was a professional dancer and worked for 12 years in contemporary dance, opera, TV, film, video theatre, touring extensively in the UK, Europe, America and Japan. She has been involved in teaching and community arts and worked as a project leader and co-ordinator of arts projects. Her move is part of a career change she has been planning over the last two years.

Richard Harbord, managing director of Hammersmith & Fulham LBC, has retired (LGC, 7 June). He took up the post in 1997 from Richmond upon Thames LBC, where he was chief executive and director of finance from 1988. Geoff Alltimes, director of social services with Hammersmith & Fulham, has been appointed acting managing director. Mr Harbord (56) became assistant chief officer with Ealing LBC in 1974 and was appointed deputy director of finance with Richmond upon Thames in 1976. He became director of finance and deputy chief executive in 1981. In his earlier career he worked with Enfield LBC, Westminster City Council, Maidenhead BC, Harlow Development Corporation and Hounslow LBC.

Paul Martin, chief executive of Peterborough City Council, has been appointed regional director at the Government Office for the South East. He joined Peterborough in 1997 as director of community services and was promoted to chief executive in 1999. Mr Martin was previously assistant chief executive with Cambridgeshire CC from 1991. Earlier he worked for Bolton MBC, Manchester City Council and Nottinghamshire CC.

Mick Waters, head of education advisory and support services with Birmingham City Council, has been appointed chief education officer with the city council, to succeed David Johnston when he retires in November. Mr Waters worked in teaching and as a university lecturer.

Lesley Moore, an independent consultant, and previously interim head of children's services with Enfield LBC, has been appointed acting head of adult services with Lewisham LBC. She began with Barnsley MBC and has worked with Camden LBC, Westminster City Council and Barnet LBC, and later as an inspector with the Social Services Inspectorate.

Caroline Hall, best value officer with East Sussex Fire Brigade, has been appointed head of best value and performance management with Mole Valley DC. She previously worked as policy officer with Islington LBC.

Brian Cowley has been appointed pathways programme manager for Knowsley MBC. He was previously community consultant for routes to work with North Liverpool SRB Partnership.


Stuart Crowe, deputy county treasurer with Durham CC, has been appointed county treasurer, to succeed John Kirkby, who retired at the end of May. Mr Kirkby had worked with the county council for 16 years and Mr Crowe started his career there as a trainee accountant.


Robert Blower, director of communications and marketing with Lambeth LBC, has been appointed to the new post of head of public relations with Walsall MBC. He was previously director of communications with Arriva.

Send your job change news to Janet Barber.

email fax 020 7347 1830

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