Three new managers at the top of council

Three top-level managers have been apointed at Northumberland County Council.

Coun Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “At the last full council, Steven Mason was appointed the lead executive director / head of paid service and Daljit Lally as the statutory director of children’s services (as well as her existing role). Barry Rowland is the executive director of local services.

“We’ve been looking at ways of making the council more efficient and unfortunately we have had to make some tough decisions on how we do that.

“This new structure will save money, reduce the number of senior managers and mean that the council is best placed to deliver our priorities in the future.

“All existing council services will be aligned to this new structure and we’re currently working on the proposals to make this happen.”