Council seeks outstanding new Chief Executive

22 March 2018

Cheshire West and Chester Council is looking for an outstanding individual to succeed Gerald Meehan in the role of Chief Executive.

Gerald Meehan is retiring from the position after a distinguished 32-year career in the public sector.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has an excellent record of providing the best public services, having built strong and productive external partnerships.

The new chief executive will be expected to build on this success by continuing to develop relationships of the highest order with our partners to help deliver the local authority’s ambitions to 2020 and beyond: namely thriving communities, thriving residents and a thriving economy.

Cllr Samantha Dixon, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “The new Chief Executive must get the balance right between a strategic approach and a focus on outcomes. 

“They will be expected to have a proven track record of senior leadership within a local government context, strong political acumen, the capacity to connect with staff at all levels and the ability to bring creativity to our decision making.

“They must be fully committed to improving the life chances of all our communities and to making Cheshire West and Chester a place where everyone counts and thrives.”

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