Lichfield District Council appoint interim Chief Executive

Lichfield District Council in Staffordshire has announced the appointment of Tony McGovern as interim Chief Executive after a recent full council meeting.

The appointment comes after Diane Tilley announced in January that she would be stepping down from the role of Chief Executive.

Mr McGovern will take over as interim Chief Executive on 1 June 2021 and will be in the role for up to six months while a permanent replacement is found.

The role of Chief Executive includes being the Head of Paid Service at the council and acting as the Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer for the District of Lichfield.

Having recently stepped down from his role as a Managing Director at Cannock Chase District Council, Mr McGovern has experience of senior roles within Staffordshire.

Commenting, Head of Governance and Performance at Lichfield District Council, Christie Tims said: “Tony will bring key skills and experience to the council and we look forward to welcoming him to Lichfield District Council in June.”

Mr McGovern added: “I am delighted to be confirmed as interim Chief Executive and look forward to working with members, staff and the council’s wide range of partners to take Lichfield District forward as part of its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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