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Somerset County Council Chief resigns

Somerset County Council has announced that Chief Executive Sheila Wheeler has left the Council by mutual agreement.

The council issued this statement;

Sheila’s arrival at the Council in February 2010 coincided with the first austerity measures coming into force resulting in major budget cuts. She led the Council through a prolonged period where significant service and staffing reductions had to be made.

Sheila has also brought major changes to the way the Council operates and is run and we wish her well for the future.

Until a replacement is appointed, Patrick Flaherty the Deputy Chief Executive will serve as the Acting Chief Executive. Patrick is a long standing member of staff at the Council and during the last few weeks has ably led the Council’s response to the flood crisis.

– Somerset County Council
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