New chief ex­ec­u­tive at Bolton Coun­cil

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

BOLTON Coun­cil has ap­pointed a new chief ex­ec­u­tive.

Tony Oak­man has been re­cruited from Dud­ley Coun­cil, where he was deputy chief ex­ec­u­tive.

Bolton Coun­cil’s ap­point­ments panel has rec­om­mended the ap­point­ment, which is sub­ject to ap­proval by the full coun­cil.

A spokesman said Mr Oak­man has a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in de­liv­er­ing and im­prov­ing adult so­cial care, chil­dren’s so­cial care and com­mu­nity and health and well­be­ing care.

Born in Lon­don, he lives in Ap­p­ley Bridge, Wi­gan, and is mar­ried with three chil­dren.

Coun­cil­lor Cliff Mor­ris, leader of Bolton Coun­cil, said: “Tony has a pas­sion for work­ing in public ser­vice and more than 30 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in lo­cal gov­ern­ment. He will be a great as­set to the coun­cil at a time when we have to make sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings, trans­form ser­vices and main­tain com­mu­nity out­comes de­spite re­duc­ing re­sources.

Mr Oak­man is ex­pected to take up the post in early 2018.

The cur­rent chief ex­ec­u­tive, Mar­garet Asquith, is due to re­tire at the end of March 2018.

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