22nd Aug, 2019

Steve Stewart appointed as Worcestershire County Council's interim chief executive

Craig Gibbons 26th May, 2017

WORCESTERSHIRE County Council has announced Steve Stewart as the authority’s new chief executive.

The former chief at City of York Council will replace Clare Marchant who leaves the county council at the end of June.

Mt Stewart began his career in local Government almost 40 years ago.

As well as running City of York, he has also been chief executive of Northumberland County Council.

Following the confirmation of his appointment at yesterday’s (Thursday) full council meeting, Mr Stewart said: “I am very much looking forward to coming to Worcestershire.

“My aim is to build on the existing strengths of the council and the work that has been led by our political leadership and by Clare Marchant.

“I will be looking for Worcestershire County Council to continue to deliver improvements in the quality of services that we provide for our residents.”

Mr Stewart will replace Clare Marchant on June 30 who leaves the council after seven years and is to become the new chief executive of UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

It is expected he will continue as interim chief executive for the next six to nine months as the authority moves towards a permanent appointment.

County council leader Simon Geraghty added: “I am looking forward to working with Steve.

“He is an experienced local Government chief executive.

“He will help us to deliver the ambitions that we have set out in our plan for the county, ‘Shaping Worcestershire’s Future’ and to meet the challenges that we face.”

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