New chief starts work

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THE new chief executive of Suffolk County Council has taken up the role.

Deborah Cadman started work at the head of the authority last Monday after she was given the unanimous backing of members of the full council during a meeting.

Mrs Cadman, who will be paid £155,000 a year, was selected by the council’s staff appointments board in November, but needed the approval of full council to confirm her position.

She replaces interim chief Lucy Robinson, who took over following Andrea Hill’s departure.

Mrs Cadman, a former chief executive of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, said: “For me, this is the most exciting job in Suffolk and I’m thrilled that I now have the opportunity to tackle the challenges it presents.

“The political direction at Suffolk County Council is clear and I want to work with the leadership, and with staff, who I know have a genuine commitment to delivering for the people of Suffolk.”