Claer Lloyd-Jones, city solicitor with Brighton & Hove City Council, has taken up her post as director of law and probity with Hackney LBC (LGC, 31 August). Before joining Brighton & Hove she was head of legal services with Lewisham LBC. Ms Lloyd-Jones qualified as a barrister in 1978 and transferred to being a solicitor in 1994. She worked for six years with Tower Hamlets Law Centre and four years with Central Law Centre before entering local government. She is president of the Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors and chairman of the Appeals Service, appointed by the Lord Chancellor.
Mark Carriline, director of education and leisure with Salford City Council, has been appointed assistant chief executive for education, community and social care with Bradford City Council. Mr Carriline joined Wigan MBC as assistant director of education in 1992 and moved to Salford as deputy director of education and leisure in 1998. He began his career teaching maths. He is a member of the Department for Education and Skills' chief education officer reference group on excellence in cities, and is on the Young Person's Unit external advisory group.
Bruce Robertson has been appointed director of education, culture and sport with Highland Council. He is currently director of education with the council, and will take up his post in the new year. Mr Robertson began his career as a teacher in history and modern studies. After senior teaching posts, he moved into education administration with Grampian RC, becoming depute director of education. He was appointed head of education with Aberdeenshire Council in 1996. Among various offices, he is joint chairman of the Highland Drug Abuse Group and a member of the National Child Health Support Group.
Jeff Bartley has been appointed head of environmental and economic policy with West Sussex CC. He was previously head of sustainable development with Surrey CC.
Carey Leuw has been appointed policy officer with the New Local Government Network. She was previously with Brighton & Hove City Council performance and resources directorate.
Ian Blair, city treasurer with Nottingham City Council since 1991, is taking early retirement at the end of March. Mr Blair began his career with the former Midlothian CC in 1964 and worked for the Scottish Special Housing Association and Lothian Health Board, before joining Bath City Council as city treasurer in 1982. He has held senior roles with CIPFA, and is on the executive committee of the Society of Municipal Treasurers.
Bill Lovell, assistant treasurer (revenues) with Wealden DC since 1983, is taking early retirement in the new year to work as a revenues and benefits consultant. He previously worked with Brighton BC, Westminster City Council, New Forest DC, Oxford City Council and Newbury BC. He is a member of the Local Government Association's practitioner's group on local taxation. Ian Nisbet, benefits manager with Wealden, will head the council's new benefits division and Mervyn Yates, local taxation manager, will head the new local taxation division. Keith Parsons, income manager with Wealden, becomes customer services manager.
Ken Horton, head of information technology with Salford City Council, has been appointed corporate head of ICT, strategy and e-government with Stockport MBC.
Press & PR
Elliot Spiteri, a broadcast producer with the BBC, has been appointed a media and PR officer with Haringey LBC, among various appointments in the communications office. Daniel Ward, Rob O'Connor and Marie Sterry have also been appointed media and PR officers. Leslie Gordon, currently with Islington LBC, becomes publicity manager and Teresa Burnett, currently with the Royal College of Nursing, becomes publicity officer, both from December. Maria Stewart, previously with Deloitte & Touche, has been appointed web development manager and Simon Reid, previously with FT.com, has been appointed web information officer.
Alan Baker, chief executive of Ashford BC, died on 25 October, aged 48 (LGC, 2 November). Mr Baker began his local government career as a graduate trainee with Dudley MBC in 1975. After promotion at Dudley, he moved to South Yorkshire MCC in 1979. He joined Doncaster MBC in 1982 and was appointed assistant county treasurer with Dorset CC in 1985. He became deputy county treasurer with Buckinghamshire CC in 1988 and moved to Aylesbury Vale DC in 1991, where he was chief financial officer. He became chief executive of Ashford in 1998.
Peter Barton, director of corporate services with Scarborough BC, died suddenly on 24 October of a heart attack, aged 57. Mr Barton began his local government career as an assistant solicitor with Macclesfield BC in 1968. He held solicitor posts with Warrington BC and Poole BC, before moving to Bedford BC as assistant director, administration and legal services in 1974. He joined Scarborough as director of legal and valuation services in 1988.
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