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Charnwood to consider new chief executive

  • Rob Mitchell

Charnwood Borough Council will consider the appointment of a new chief executive at a special meeting on Monday, July 29.

Current chief executive Geoff Parker is retiring and following a recruitment process, the Council is proposing the role is taken up by Rob Mitchell, currently chief executive officer at Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire.

The appointment must be approved at a special meeting of Charnwood Borough Council which will take place on Monday, July 29.

Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to be proposing Rob as our new chief executive. We had an outstanding crop of candidates and the calibre, as you would expect for a role of this magnitude, was outstanding.

“However, Rob shone through the highly-competitive field. He offers a wealth of talent, experience and vision which I am sure will help take this Council forward in a new and exciting direction. I look forward to proposing his appointment to my fellow members.”

Charnwood is one of the largest district councils in the country serving around 180,000 residents.