ABC chief executive role offered to Roger Wilson

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The position of chief executive for the new Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Super Council, has been offered to Roger Wilson.

“I’m delighted that Mr Roger Wilson has been offered and accepted the post of Chief Executive for the soon to be formed Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Council,” commented Councillor Carla Lockhart, chair of Statutory Transition Committee.

“Roger previously worked in two of the three councils – as Head of Human Resources in Craigavon and Strategic Director of Corporate Services in Armagh and is still highly regarded in both. Having worked in the cluster area, he also has a good knowledge and understanding of Banbridge Council. In his current position as CEO of Coleraine Borough Council he is well aware of the challenges facing local government. As a committee we have every faith that he is the person to lead us through the biggest change in local government for 30 years and we look forward to working with him.”

Interviews for the position of chief executive took place on February 17 with the panel’s decision being unanimously agreed by the Statutory Transition Committee at a special meeting on Monday evening.

Mr Wilson who lives in Cookstown is well aware of the challenges ahead, “The ABC Council as it’s currently known will be largest council in NI, outside of Belfast. The new council area has much to offer and I am looking forward to progressing the many benefits that it has. I am delighted to accept the position and look forward to working with members of the STC, the Shadow Council, the new Council and of course the staff from all three organisations and the functions that will be transferring in.”