Lancashire County Council has appointed Dr Sakthi Karunanithi as its new director of public health.

Andrew Kerr has been confirmed as the new chief executive of Cornwall Council.

An MP has said he is "astonished" at the appointment of former Hammersmith & Fulham Council chief executive Derek Myers as chair of Shelter's board of trustees, saying it undermines the charity's reputation for campaigning for housing reform.

Rob Walsh will take over as interim chief executive at North East Lincolnshire Council when Tony Hunter joins the Social Care Institute for Excellence in January.  

Oldham Council chief executive Charlie Parker is to take over the reins at Westminster City Council.

Barbara Spicer has quit has chief executive of Salford City Council.

Tony Hunter OBE, chief executive of North East Lincolnshire Council and senior vice-president of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, is to become chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Surrey County Council and East Sussex County Council have appointed a joint head of procurement to maximising savings through effectively coordinating purchasing for projects.

Joanna David, the former as assistant director for commissioning of adult social care at the Royal Borough of Greenwich, is to work on behalf of the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in

Cumbria County Council has confirmed the permanent appointment of Diane Wood as the authority's chief executive.

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