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Herefordshire Council chief executive to leave
Herefordshire Council chief executive Chris Bull is to leave the local authority.
It was announced today that Mr Bull will also be standing down from his role as the head of NHS Herefordshire.
Councillor John Jarvis, leader of Herefordshire Council, said: "The partnership between Herefordshire Council and NHS Herefordshire has been ground-breaking in many ways - not least the first joint chief executive position between two organisations such as a council and Primary Care Trust.
"Chris has done a first class job during the past five years in developing the unique partnership as well as many other areas, and we would like to thank him for all that has been achieved during his tenure.
“We will announce the new organisational arrangements which replace this post in due course”
Joanna Newton, Chairman of West Mercia Cluster of Primary Care Trusts, added: “Herefordshire has seen many changes since 2007 and we are grateful to Chris for his leadership throughout his time in the county and I would like to add my thanks for all he has achieved in his unique position as joint Chief Executive”.
Mr Bull today said: “I have enjoyed my time here in Herefordshire enormously and would like to thank the two council leaders I have worked with – Councillors Roger Phillips and Cllr John Jarvis - as well as the Chairman of NHS Herefordshire, Jo Newton, for the support and guidance they have given me in my time here.
“I would also like to place on record my thanks to staff both from the council and health communities for their commitment and dedication to delivering high quality services.
"We have achieved a great deal since 2007 and I will be leaving Herefordshire with the confidence that public services in the county will continue to work together to meet the needs of county residents for years to come."
For more on this story, see next week's Hereford Times.