Senior appointments announced for Dorset Council


The Shadow Dorset Council has announced four appointments to Dorset Council’s senior leadership team.

The Shadow Council met on Thursday 13 December to consider recommendations for the statutory Section 151 and Monitoring Officer roles. The recommendations were proposed by Member Appointments Panels following a thorough recruitment process over the autumn.

The Shadow Council agreed for Aidan Dunn to be appointed to the role of Executive Director (Corporate Development S151). Aidan is currently Interim Corporate Director of Growth, Highways and Infrastructure (GHI), Suffolk County Council.

Jonathan Mair was agreed as Corporate Director (Legal & Democratic Services Monitoring Officer). Jonathan is currently Interim Monitoring Officer, Shadow Dorset Council.

The Shadow Dorset Council also announced two more senior level appointments.

Sarah Parker has been appointed Executive Director of People – Children. Sarah is currently Acting Director Delivery and Value and Acting Director Public Service Reform, London Borough Hammersmith and Fulham.

John Sellgren will join as Executive Director of Place. Previous roles include Chief Executive, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Hertfordshire County Council.

On Wednesday 19 December, Mathew Kendall was confirmed as Executive Director of People – Adults. Mathew will join Dorset Council from the London Borough of Barnet where he is currently Director of Adults and Communities.


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