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.

SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE and Cherwell district councils have named Yvonne Rees as their preferred candidate to become their new joint chief executive.

WAKEFIELD Council has confirmed Merran McRae as its new chief executive.

WALSALL Council chief executive Paul Sheehan will retire later this year after over 41 years in local government.

CRAWLEY Borough Council is set to name Natalie Brahma-Pearl as its new chief executive.

LORD KERSLAKE has been appointed as chair of Be First, a regeneration company wholly owned by Barking & Dagenham Council.