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Friday, February 26, 2016

New management structure

West Lancashire Borough Council has agreed a new permanent management structure to drive forward its ambitious agenda for the borough, whilst saving the Council more than £104,000 a year.

At its meeting on 24 February 2016, the Council agreed the move which will see the Acting Chief Executive, Kim Webber, re-designated as Chief Executive, Head of the Paid Service and Returning Officer, on 1 March 2016.

Also, from 1 March there will be four new directorates:

  • Leisure and Wellbeing Services
  • Housing and Inclusion Services (incorporating Transformation Services)
  • Development and Regeneration Services, and
  • Street Scene Services.

The directorates will be supported by Legal and Democratic, and Finance and Human Resources Services.

The focus for the new directorates will be to deliver the Council’s priorities for the economy, environment and health and wellbeing of West Lancashire, whilst balancing the budget year on year.

Kim Webber said: “I am looking forward to working with staff, Councillors, partners and communities in this new role. It is a privilege to be working in West Lancashire at such an exciting time.”

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of the Council, said: “I am delighted that the Council has agreed these new management arrangements from 1 March 2016. The new structure will provide a clearer focus on driving forward our priorities whilst also delivering much-needed savings, and I look forward to working with Kim and her team.”

Notes to editors

Kim Webber, currently Acting Chief Executive, joined the Council in 1999 as Assistant Chief Executive in charge of Policy and Performance. Her responsibilities later included Revenues and Benefits, Customer Services, ICT and Human Resources. She became Director of Transformation in March 2011, and Joint Managing Director in November 2011. Kim has 29 years of local government experience, having previously worked at Bolton MBC, Rochdale MBC and Manchester City Council.

In terms of transparency, the Chief Executive post carries a remuneration of £98,808 per annum.

The Chief Executive and Director structure replaces the Joint Managing Director structure which was put in place in 2011.

The new structure, which comes into effect on 1 March 2016, will save the Council £104,222 per annum. The Joint Managing Director posts, which are being replaced, each carried an annual remuneration of £94,402.

The new management team will comprise:

Kim Webber BSc (Hons), MSc – Chief Executive
Dave Tilleray BSc (Hons), MBA, CMCIEH – Director of Leisure and Wellbeing
Bob Livermore FCIH – Director of Housing and Inclusion
John Harrison DipEnvP, MRTPI – Director of Development and Regeneration
Graham Concannon BSc (Hons), MCIWM  - Director of Street Scene
Shaun Walsh  MBA, DMS, CIHCM – Borough Transformation Manager and Deputy Director of Housing and Inclusion
Terry Broderick FCILEx – Borough Solicitor
Marc Taylor MA, CPFA – Borough Treasurer


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