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Bournemouth council's executive team complete
12:30pm Tuesday 24th July 2012 in News
BOURNEMOUTH Borough Council’s executive team has been completed with the appointment of Bill Cotton as Executive Director for Environment and Economy.
Bill has worked for councils around the country.
He said: “I am delighted to be joining the executive team at Bournemouth.
“The council has an excellent track record of innovation and success to build on, including the establishment of the Bournemouth Development Company, supporting the trade to develop two Business Improvement Districts, a £1.4million recession fund and a forward-looking waste strategy.
“I am confident my regeneration experience and local knowledge will allow me to build on the town’s established environmental and economic regeneration programmes.
“I am particularly looking forward to leading improvements in high-profile areas such as Boscombe and the seafront.”
The role has been vacant since March, when the previous post-holder, Tony Williams, took up the job of chief executive.
He undertook a review of the senior management structure, which has seen the number of executive directors cut from four to three, as well as reductions in the number of service directors.
Subject to endorsement by full council, Bill will take up the position on September 3.