Swansea Council chief executive Jack Straw is to step down from the authority next year.

Straw, who has been at the helm since 2011, said he had always intended to step down by the time he turned 60.

Cambridgeshire County Council's chief executive Mark Lloyd has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Local Government Association.

The County Councils Network has named Kent leader Cllr Paul Carter as its new chairman elect.

Dave Yates is to retire as chief executive of New Forest District Council after 15 years in the post.

He will end a 40-year career in local government on 31 October.

Pembrokeshire County Council has offered the job of chief executive to acting head of paid service Ian Westley.

Westley has been in the temporary role since the departure of former cheif exec Bryn Parry-Jones at the end of October.

Oxford City Council has appointed Caroline Green to the newly created post of assistant chief executive.

For the past decade, Green has been a senior adviser on housing and planning issues at the Local Government Association.

Edinburgh City Council's director of health and social care, who was heading up a £500m project to integrate social services with NHS Lothian, has quit his post after being sent on leave last month.

Cllr David Hodge has stepped down as chairman of the County Councils Network after being elected to lead the Local Government Association's Conservative group.

Worcestershire County Council's director of children's services has quit to take up a role as executive director for people at Coventry City Council.

Brighton & Hove City Council chief executive Penny Thompson is stepping down, saying she feels her work is not finished but the authority's new administration wants to appoint a different CEO.

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