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Council appoints a Director of Directing Things

Gloucestershire County Council has appointed a new director of corporate resources, following an extensive two day interview process last month.

As well as being the council's statutory finance officer, Steve Mawson will lead services such as property, ICT, communications and HR. He will also become part of the council's corporate management team, where he will support development of the wider work of the council.

Steve is currently the chief financial officer for Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, where he has worked for 15 years. He has previously worked at Leeds City Council. He is CIPFA qualified, has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and has trained in Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). In addition to his responsibilities for Doncaster Council, Steve currently sits on the executive committee of the Society of Municipal Treasurers.

Steve Mawson said: "I am really pleased to have been appointed and can't wait to get started. I look forward to working with the council's committed, professional staff and partners to deliver excellent services for communities across Gloucestershire."

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of the council and chair of the appointments sub-committee, said: "Steve impressed us all with his commitment to sound financial management, commercial expertise and drive for continuous improvement. I look forward to working with Steve to ensure communities across the county receive the best possible public services."

The committee were unanimous in its decision to appoint Steve, who is likely to start work at the council in August.

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