Councils appoint new joint Chief Executive

Ian Gallin has been appointed as joint Chief Executive of St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council
Ian Gallin has been appointed as joint Chief Executive of St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council

A NEW joint Chief Executive has been appointed for St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council.

Ian Gallin, who was previously at Plymouth City Council, will be paid a salary of £105,000 for the role.

The decision was formally approved at seperate meetings of the two councils last night.

Mr Gallin has worked in district and unitary authorities at Director and Chief Executive level - before Plymouth he was at West Wiltshire District Council.

His career began with roles in finance, economic development, corporate policy and strategy followed by senior management posts.

After yesterday’s council meetings, Ian said: “I am delighted about my new appointment and am really looking forward to the challenge.

“It’s a great opportunity to work with two councils with such clear ambitions and determination.”

Cllr John Griffiths, Leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, said: “We unanimously selected Ian from a very strong field of candidates and I am delighted that both councils have now endorsed his appointment.”

See more in tomorrow’s Bury Free Press.