Interim Chief Executive appointed to Thanet District Council
The appointment of Colin Carmichael as Interim Chief Executive of Thanet District Council was approved at Full Council on Thursday 14 July.
Colin, previously the Chief Executive of Canterbury City Council for over 25 years, will start in the role on Wednesday 20 July.
Council staff were informed in a briefing this morning.
Council Leader, Cllr Ash Ashbee said: “I’m delighted with this appointment to the role of Interim Chief Executive. Colin brings with him a wealth of experience, leading a neighbouring authority for a number of years and extensive knowledge of the local area. The focus will be on supporting us through the implementation of the Independent Monitoring Officer’s recommendations and leading on a restructure of our Corporate Management team. I am absolutely confident that Colin will drive the organisation forward through the next stages of our journey and help to build the foundations for the future of Thanet District Council. I look forward to working closely with Colin and ensuring we provide the best possible services we can to our residents.”
At the Full Council meeting, Sameera Khan was also appointed as the council’s Interim Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal Services and will start in post on Monday 18 July.
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