New chief moves up to County Hall top spot

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A NEW chief executive for the county council has been chosen.

John Wood, who is currently the deputy chief executive and director of environment and commercial services at County Hall, will take up the role on May 31 when current chief executive Caroline Tapster retires.

Mr Wood said he was delighted to take on the role and added: “With the support of councillors, management and our dedicated staff, I look forward to the task ahead with confidence.”