Senior appointments announced for new Dorset Council

THE Shadow Dorset Council has announced four appointments to the new Dorset Council’s senior leadership team.

The Shadow Council met on Thursday, December 13 to consider recommendations for the statutory Section 151 and Monitoring Officer roles of the new unitary Dorset Council, which will come into force in May 2019, replacing the existing county and district councils.

The recommendations were proposed by Member Appointments Panels following a thorough recruitment process over the autumn.

The Shadow Council agreed for Aidan Dunn to be appointed to the role of Executive Director (Corporate Development S151). Aidan is currently Interim Corporate Director of Growth, Highways and Infrastructure (GHI), Suffolk County Council.

Jonathan Mair was agreed as Corporate Director (Legal & Democratic Services Monitoring Officer). Jonathan is currently Interim Monitoring Officer, Shadow Dorset Council.

The Shadow Dorset Council also announced two more senior level appointments.

Sarah Parker has been appointed Executive Director of People – Children. Sarah is currently Acting Director Delivery and Value and Acting Director Public Service Reform, London Borough Hammersmith and Fulham.

John Sellgren will join as Executive Director of Place. Previous roles include Chief Executive, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Hertfordshire County Council.

On Wednesday, December 19, Mathew Kendall was confirmed as Executive Director of People – Adults. Mathew will join Dorset Council from the London Borough of Barnet where he is currently Director of Adults and Communities.

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