Mid Devon District Council has appointed two directors as part of a newly designed leadership team.

Scotland's Local Government Transformation Board has appointed Martyn Wallace as chief digital officer and Dr Colin Birchenall as chief technology officer.

Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein is to retire next year.

Bristol City Council has named Stephen Hughes as its interim chief executive.

Selby District Council has confirmed Janet Waggott as its interim chief executive as part of a new partnership with Ryedale District Council.

The director of think tank the New Local Government Network is stepping down to take up a senior role with a London borough. 

Middlesbrough Council has appointed Tony Parkinson as interim chief executive to replace the retiring Mike Robinson.

Jules Pipe is to step down as the elected mayor of Hackney to become deputy mayor of London for planning, regeneration and skills.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has appointed Ashley Ayre to succeed Dr Jo Farrar as its chief executive.

Ayre joined the council in July 2006 and is currently its strategic director for people and communities.

The chief executive of Winchester City Council has announced he is stepping down after 13 years.

Simon Eden will officially leave the authority in September.