August 4, 2022

Mark Parkinson recently held the position of Deputy Chief Executive at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigan Borough Councils.

Prior to that, he was Deputy Chief Executive at Sheepway District Council from 2010 to 2012, and Deputy Chief Executive at Exeter City Council from 2013 to 2018.

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The recruitment process was overseen by the Mid and East Interim Borough Council through the Local Government Staffing Commission.

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Currently, Operations Director Philip Thompson is the Acting Chief Executive.

A spokesman for the Mid and East Interim Borough Council said: “The post of interim chief executive is pending until the return of the chief executive or deputy chief executive.”

Mr. Parkinson, a native of Swansea, will officially take office on February 21.

He left his post at the end of January with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigan Borough Councils, a position he has held since the structural restructuring in August.

In a tribute to ABC Councilor Paul Berry, Mark was described as “a breath of fresh air” when he arrived at Armageddon City, Banbridge and Craiganborough Council, which he described as “a great place.” Thanks for delivering.

“I found him to be a first-class officer, who was straightforward. Sometimes he told you things you didn’t want to hear, but we admired him. He always tried to innovate and push the boundaries. And who thought we could always do better, “said Cllr Berry.

Chief executive Ann Donaghi has been absent from her post since September due to illness.

She has been the chief executive of the Mid and East Interim Borough Council since the merger of local authorities in 2015, and before that she was the chief executive of the Heritage Bali Mina Borough Council.

Commenting on the appointment of the interim chief executive, William McKagi, Mayor Counsel for the Mid and East Interim, said: It will help us move forward.

“He brings impressive experience and expertise, and will be a welcome addition to our senior management team at a very busy time.

“Over the past two years, epidemics have been extremely challenging for our entire community and our businesses in the borough, and as a council, we are fully committed to providing attention, guidance and leadership. Middle and Eastern The path to strong recovery and future prosperity in Antrum.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch visited the Mid and East Interim Borough Council headquarters in The Bread, Billy Mena, on October 20, as part of an investigation into alleged mismanagement of public office and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. ۔

The council has stated that it is fully cooperating with PSNI’s inquiries.

In December, the Department for Communities stated that councils were “separate, democratically elected legal entities” and that the minister did not have the authority to intervene as proposed or appoint commissioners to run the council.

Michelle Weir, Local Democracy Reporter

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