Mid Devon District Council confirms new Chief Executive

Posted on: 5 November 2015

At a meeting of full Council held yesterday, Wednesday 4 November, the appointment of Stephen Walford as Chief Executive of the Council was confirmed.

Stephen will be replacing Kevin Finan who is retiring early in the New Year. Stephen is currently employed by Buckinghamshire County Council as Director of Growth & Strategy. His area of specialism is strategic planning, economic development and regeneration, all important to Mid Devon’s future progression.

Council Leader, Clive Eginton, said: “We look forward to welcoming Stephen to Mid Devon and taking up his new role. The appointment process was very detailed and we had some exceptional candidates apply for the post; the decision of the appointments panel was unanimous. We are delighted that he has accepted the post and I look forward to working with him.”

On accepting his appointment as Chief Executive, Stephen Walford said: “I am both thrilled and honoured to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to working with the Council’s elected members in this beautiful part of the country to deliver on the ambition and aspiration they shared with me during the recruitment process.”

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