PREPARATIONS for the Cheshire West Council have taken another step forward with the appointment of four more directors to key positions.
Charlie Seward, director of development for Chester City Council, has been appointed as the director of regeneration and culture.
He will lead on culture and recreation, regeneration, strategic housing and planning.
Mr Seward said: “I’m delighted. This directorate represents a fantastic opportunity to take forward our area as a place in which people are proud to live, work and visit.”
Ian Whitehead, the director of adult social care for North Tyneside Council, will take on a similar role as director of adult social care and health services.
He said: “My focus is on caring for people and managing key partnerships.”
Julie Gill, director of central services at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, has accepted the role of director of resources and will be responsible for finance, legal services, human resources, procurement and facilities and assets management.
She said: “This is a vital role and I’m delighted to be leading the team that will be responsible for the successful delivery of these important services.”
Council leader Mike Jones said: “We’re putting together a fantastic team which collectively has an impressive record of achievements.”