Chief Executive to leave Newark and Sherwood District Council
The Chief Executive of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Andrew Muter, is to leave his post on February 4, 2018 to take up a new position as Chief Executive of the States of Alderney in the Channel Islands.
Andrew joined the council in 2007 before the financial crisis and subsequent economic recession. Under his management, the council has been able to reduce its costs dramatically while improving its efficiency and productivity. He helped the council to extend its influence and secure vital investment including a commitment to the dualling of the A46 as well as additional train services from Newark to London.
In spite of a challenging financial situation for local government, the council has been able to invest in a National Civil War Centre and the new Newark and Sports Fitness Centre, It has also been able to start an ambitious council house-building programme which includes a 60-unit extra care facility. Last month the council moved to new offices which will save over £500,000 a year in running costs.
"I am tremendously proud of what we have achieved over the last 11 years," he said . "This has been a huge team effort from council staff who are some of the best people I have ever worked with. And it has been a privilege to work with Newark and Sherwood's councillors who have been bold and ambitious for the district."
Leader of the district council, Councillor Roger Blaney said: "Over the past 11 years, Andrew has been a highly effective and successful Chief Executive. He has gained the respect of all staff and members locally as well as his fellow chief executives not just in Nottingham but also regionally and nationally. He has overseen and implemented a number of major initiatives and has managed the council with vison during a period of unprecedented pressure on local government finances.
"On a personal level, I have enjoyed and valued working with Andrew and I wish him every success as he takes on this new and exciting challenge."