Bruce McDonald has resigned as chief executive of the Royal Borough of Kingston after 35 years with the authority.

The managing director of retailer John Lewis is to become the new lead non-executive director at the Department for Communities & Local Government.

Andy Street will replace Sara Weller when she steps down at the end of the year.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council's chief executive has left his post ahead of a planned shake-up of senior management.

Bolton Council's chief executive Paul Najsarek has resigned after just five months in the job.

Mid Devon District Council has confirmed the appointment of Stephen Walford as its new chief executive.

Brighton & Hove City Council has confirmed Geoff Raw as its new chief executive.

Birmingham City Council has appointed two new senior officers in as part of its Future Council programme.

Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council have agreed to share a chief executive in the first such arrangement between a county and unitary authority.

Essex County Council has appointed Swindon Borough Council chief executive Gavin Jones as its new CEO.

Copeland Borough Council's chief executive Paul Walker has been made redundant with immediate effect after councillors agreed to scrap the post as part of a cost-cutting exercise.