Lichfield District Council has confirmed the appointment of an interim chief executive.

Tony McGovern

Tony McGovern will take on the post from 1st June for six months to replace Diane Tilley.

A meeting of the local authority yesterday (20th April) confirmed the temporary appointment.

It comes after the successful candidate in the search for a full-time appointment turned down the opportunity to take up the position.

Mr McGovern has recently stepped down as managing director of Cannock Chase District Council.

“I am delighted to be confirmed as interim chief executive and look forward to working with members, staff and the council’s wide range of partners to take Lichfield district forward as part of its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Tony McGovern

Christie Tims, the local authority’s head of governance and performance, said:

“Tony will bring key skills and experience to the council and we look forward to welcoming him to Lichfield District Council in June.” 

Christie Tims

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  1. Well if my relatives experiences with Cannock Council are anything to go by then I’m not sure LDC will fair any better with Mr McGovern at the helm even if it is only temporary. Let’s hope he doesn’t do too much damage in the ‘interim’.

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