Statement from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Shaun Gunner:
As Leader of Arun District Council, I am sharing the news that Nigel Lynn, Chief Executive of Arun District Council has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for West Berkshire Council.
Nigel was appointed in his post at Arun District Council almost ten years ago and has seen the Council through many changes and he now feels that it is an appropriate time to take on a new challenge. Over this period Nigel has had a close working relationship with staff and members and has seen many physical projects come into fruition across the district.
The work Nigel has done to build strong relationships with a number of our business partners, the voluntary sector and our three Town Councils has served the district well, with many residents and businesses benefitting from these links.
Nigel has led a strong and committed work force throughout the past 16 month of the Coronavirus pandemic, and his focus on staff safety and wellbeing alongside true dedication to providing information and guidance to the public, managing the health hubs, and distributing tens of millions of Government grants to businesses and individuals, is to be recognised.
Nigel will remain in post until early autumn this year. I am considering the future and will be consulting widely on how best to take the council forward and deliver quality services and change for our residents, businesses and visitors, so that Arun can continue to be a vibrant and prosperous district.