Council appoints new Directors

Posted on: 26 August 2016

Changes have been taking place within the officer structure at the District Council. As part of a newly-designed leadership team, Andrew Jarrett has been appointed to the role of Director of Finance, Assets and Resources. Previously the Council’s Head of Finance, Andrew will be taking on responsibility for strategic resources, corporate finance and capital asset management.

Jill May takes on the role of Director of Corporate Affairs and Business Transformation. Formerly Head of HR and Development, Jill will be responsible for all internal support services, performance management and customer services, and will lead on a range of projects within a challenging business transformation programme.

Stephen Walford, Chief Executive, said: “These posts will be critical in providing the Council with the necessary skills, experience and leadership capability to drive the organisation forward and deliver on our Members’ high ambitions for the people of Mid Devon. I am delighted to have been able to appoint internally to these posts, recognising the talent that exists within the business already, and I look forward to finalising the new leadership team and working together to deliver for Mid Devon”.

An additional role of Director of Operations, with responsibility for leading on frontline service delivery, improvement and efficiency, will be advertised shortly to complete the new leadership team.

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