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New Chief Executive appointed

Allerdale Borough Council has appointed its new Chief Executive. Ian Frost will replace Harry Dyke, who retires on July 1 2013.

Ian has a wealth of experience in local authorities, working for councils in Stoke, Milton Keynes and Redcar in the past. He has also held a senior position with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Ian already knows Allerdale well as he was previously the Council’s Interim Director of Resources from June 2012 to March 2013.

The appointment was confirmed by a meeting of the Council on Wednesday 12 June 2013. Ian starts his new role on July 1.

Councillor Alan Smith, Leader of the Council, was involved in the recruitment process. He said: “Firstly I want to thank Harry for four years of great work at the Council and wish him well in his retirement. He’s had an intense and demanding four years but in that time Harry has guided us through a major restructure and completely turned the Council’s finances around.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Ian build on Harry’s successes. I think we have made an excellent decision by appointing him and during the interview process he showed that he was head and shoulders above the other candidates.

“I am confident he can quickly begin to drive forward the future plans and priorities the Council has, continue to maintain our exceptional customer satisfaction ratings, and find even more ways that we can improve the services we offer.”

Ian said: “I am delighted and proud to serve the people of Allerdale as the Council’s Chief Executive. I already love West Cumbria and, having worked for the Council in an interim role, it feels like I’m coming home.

“My aim is to continue the good work that has already been started, with a strong focus on bringing jobs and investment to this area. My strategy will be all about continuation and making sure we deliver the plans which have been put in place. I won’t be rewriting anything that’s already been written, but I will make sure that plans are delivered on time, on budget and that our work gives maximum improvement to the lives of everyday citizens of Allerdale. I want to make sure we have a Council that the people who live and work here can be proud of – and that it is a Council which responds to their needs.”

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