A meeting of the authority last night confirmed the appointment of the forty-eight year-old, mother of two, Mrs. Manjeet Gill who is expected to start her new job in May.
Right: West Lindsey District Council Chief Executive Mrs. Manjeet Gill.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Adam Duguid, Conservative (Market Rasen Ward) said:
"The selection panel was faced with the difficult job of selecting a candidate from a very strong short-list, but Mrs. Gill was the unanimous choice."Leader of the Opposition, Cllr Reg Shore, Liberal Democrat (Stow Ward), added:
"The two-day selection process was very rigorous but I am sure an excellent choice has been made and that the whole district will benefit."A delighted Mrs. Gill said:
"I am extremely proud to have been chosen to be West Lindsey's Chief Executive. This is a district with many strengths and challenges and I am looking forward to working with councillors and officers to build on the strengths and to meet the challenges.
"I was attracted to the job because the Council has a good track record and I am looking forward to developing the towns in the district and improving the rural economy."Mrs. Gill's local government career began in environmental health with Leicester City Council. She has worked as Chief Executive for Salisbury District Council and her other senior posts include roles in Regeneration and Partnerships at Northamptonshire County Council.
She has also worked as a professional adviser on public sector leadership and on the role of the voluntary and community sector in society.
Away from work Mrs. Gill enjoys running in the countryside and cycling.
Mrs. Gill succeeds Mr. Duncan Sharkey who has taken a post with Worcester City Council as Managing Director.