South Kesteven

New chief executive appointed at South Kesteven District Council

South Kesteven District Council has appointed a new chief executive to help drive what it describes as a “new era” for the council.

Aidan Rave joined the authority on Friday, June 16 after his appointment was ratified at a Full Council meeting the previous day.

He joins following the departure of the council’s current chief executive, Beverly Agass, who was in the post for eight years.

Councillor Matthew Lee, who was elected leader of the district council in May, said: “We thank Beverly for all of her hard work and commitment to our district over many years and wish her every success in her next role.

“Our challenge has been to find a new chief executive to help drive the council forward positively in what I genuinely consider to be the start of a new era.

“Following a rigorous interview process by a cross-party panel, Aidan was the stand-out candidate.”

Commenting on his appointment, Aidan said: “This is an exciting time to join South Kesteven and I’m very much looking forward to working with members to realise some of the fantastic new plans we have in place for the district.

“Over the coming weeks I’ll be getting out and about to find out how we can continue to improve services and achieve the best possible value for our residents.”