New chief executive at Bolton Council
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.