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Welsh officer in line for top job at Cornwall Council
3:42pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
Cornwall Council’s new chief executive looks set to be Andrew Kerr, currently chief operating officer at Cardiff Council.
The member selection and appointment of chief officers’ panel of Cornwall Council has recommended Mr Kerr’s appointment, but the final decision will be made at a meeting of the full council on Tuesday, October 22. Chairman of the panel, Councillor Fiona Ferguson said: “There was a very strong field of candidates but I am pleased we have been able to make a unanimous recommendation.
“On behalf of the panel, I would like to thank all the stakeholders and officers from the council for their support in helping us to make this vital decision.”
The panel, which was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the appointment of the chief executive, including the salary level and recruitment process, was made up of council chairman, John Wood; council leader, John Pollard; deputy leader, Jeremy Rowe; Conservative group leader, Fiona Ferguson; Independent group leader, Neil Burden; Cabinet member for finance and resources, Alex Folkes; the chairman of the reputation and performance portfolio advisory panel, Malcolm Moyle; the chairman of the finance and resources portfolio advisory committee, Derek Elliott and Conservative group member, John Keeling.
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