Interim arrangements for the period when John McBride left the authority, on 31 March, to the date when a new Chief Executive takes up the post are as follows:
The Chief Executive’s role and responsibilities will be shared by Andrew Flockhart, Strategic Director for Place & Business Improvement, and Jan Thurgood,Strategic Director for People.
This means that with effect from 1 April:
Andrew Flockhart took on the role of acting Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service
Jan Thurgood acts Deputy Chief Executive
As acting Chief Executive, Andrew’s role includes:
Supporting the Leader of the Council and other lead members
Attending Council and Cabinet meetings
Chairing the Management Team
Acting as Chief Executive on Place and Business Improvement Themes
Representing the Council to business partners, land owners, the Dorset LEP and others.
Jan Thurgood will act as Deputy Chief Executive for the authority as a whole and will carry all Chief Executive responsibilities in relation to the People Theme.
Kevin McErlane has been appointed as Interim Director.