Cornwall Council Chief Executive resigns to take up position as head of Edinburgh City Council
On 18 May, it was announced that Andrew Kerr, chief executive of Cornwall Council, had tendered his resignation. He is leaving to take up the position of chief executive of Edinburgh City Council.
Mr Kerr said, "This was a difficult decision to make as I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Cornwall but it is the right move for me at this time. I am very proud of what the Council has achieved over the past 18 months and am confident that both the Council and Cornwall are in a strong position to move forward”.
At the Full Council meeting on 19 May, Mr Kerr told members that he was leaving because of family reasons with Scotland being his home where he was brought up and, with elderly parents and dependent children, he felt that it was best to put their interests high in his priorities.
John Pollard, Leader of Cornwall Council, said that Andrew Kerr "leaves behind a strong and committed team of officers and Members who will work together to take the Council and Cornwall forward."
In the Full Council meeting, members voted to establish an Appointments Panel whose job will be to advertise and recruit a new chief executive as a matter of urgency.