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Acting Chief Executive leaving to take up new role in home town

Press release   •   Sep 15, 2014 10:00 BST

Rochdale Borough Council’s Acting Chief Executive Linda Fisher is leaving to take up a local authority role in her home town of Wigan.

She has worked at Rochdale Borough Council for five years, initially as Head of Legal Services then Director of Corporate Services and Deputy Chief Executive before stepping up to act as Chief Executive following the departure of Jim Taylor in April.

Council Leader, Councillor Richard Farnell said: “Linda is a committed officer and she has led the Council through some difficult times.

“She has delivered some important projects, most lately a huge budget to make major savings which through her skill we are hoping to do with minimal impact on the public.

“She will be a loss to the Council and we are sad to see her go but wish her well in the future and are delighted she will continue to play a role within Greater Manchester.”

She has been appointed Assistant Director of Legal Services at Wigan.

It is anticipated she will remain at Rochdale until the appointment of a new Chief Executive later this year.

Councillor Farnell said: “This is an important time of change and development for Rochdale and we want to build on the work already done in recent months and look to the future with ambition.”

Linda said: “I have enjoyed working at Rochdale Borough Council over the last five years. I have worked with and met some incredible people and led some exciting and high profile projects.

“I have taken up an opportunity to work as the Assistant Director of Legal Services in one of the largest and best performing authorities in the country, in my home town.

“I am very proud of my achievements in Rochdale and my work with the Armed Services which will carry on and look forward to continuing to work in and contribute to the success of Greater Manchester.”

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