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New chief executive for Cotswold District Council

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 28 September 2020 7:29

New chief executive for Cotswold District Council

His appointment was approved unanimously by Cotswold District Council having been proposed by its leader, Cllr Joe Harris, and now the local authority has a new chief executive officer. 

Robert Weaver was confirmed as the new incumbent following the vote, on September 23, which was seconded by Cllr Stephen Hirst. 

Mr Weaver said: The council is clearly forward-thinking and has an extensive and ambitious corporate plan. 

Supporting staff and councillors in delivering this plan to the benefit of our businesses and communities will be hugely exciting. 

"This is a really challenging time for local government, with staff and members working hard to support our communities through Covid-19 while dealing with very tight budgets. 

Cotswold DC is a council that is keen to embrace the future and to tackle the key challenges facing the district. I am very much looking forward to taking up my post and working for residents with councillors of all parties. 

Mr Weaver was interviewed and recommended for appointment by a cross-party group of members chaired by the Leader of the Council. 

He will take up the post in early January 2021. Christine Gore will continue as interim chief executive until that date. 

Mr Weaver worked at Stroud District Council from 2007 to 2016 before moving to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and High Peak Borough Council, returning to Gloucestershire as deputy chief executive officer of Tewksbury Borough Council in January 2017.