PROFESSOR Maggie Atkinson, the former children's commissioner for England, has been named as the new independent chair of the Wirral Safeguarding Children's Board.

LUTON Borough Council has named Robin Porter as its new deputy chief executive.

BRISTOL mayor Marvin Rees has recommended Anna Klonowski to become the city council's new permanent chief executive.

Michael King has been confirmed as the new local government ombudsman.

SWALE Borough Council is exploring plans to appoint an interim chief executive until September 2018 to replace its outgoing CEO.

Isle of Wight Council's executive member for major contract management and car parking has resigned.

Haringey Council chief Nick Walkley has been appointed as the Homes & Communities Agency's (HCA) new chief executive and accounting officer.

The former managing partner for local government and education at telecommunications giant O2 has become Buckinghamshire County Council's new director of digital and ICT.

Manchester City Council is set to appoint Wakefield's Joanne Roney as its new chief executive, replacing Sir Howard Bernstein.

Birmingham City Council has announced that Andrew Christie will chair the new trust being set up to run its children's services.