SOUTH RIBBLE Borough Council has named Heather McManus as its new chief executive.

NORTHUMBERLAND County Council's chief executive Steven Mason is stepping down after nearly 15 years with the authority.

MANSFIELD District Council has appointed Hayley Barsby as its interim chief executive.

BIRMINGHAM Children's Trust, the independent body being set up to run the city's children's services, has appointed Andy Couldrick as its first chief executive.

CALDERDALE Council has named Robin Tuddenham as its new chief executive.

SUFFOLK Coastal and Waveney district councils have appointed Nick Khan as strategic director.

SLOUGH Borough Council has appointed Cate Duffy as its new strategic director of children, learning & skills.

WORCESTERSHIRE County Council's chief executive Clare Marchant has resigned to become the new CEO of university admissions body UCAS.

READING Borough Council has named Peter Sloman as its new chief executive.

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA Borough Council has confirmed Alison Griffin as its new chief executive and town clerk.