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New CEO appointed

17 November 2021 : Council news

Andrew Pritchard has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer at Somerset West and Taunton Council.

Members approved the appointment at a special full council meeting on Tuesday 16 November.

Andrew joined the Council in January 2020 as Director of External Operations and Climate Change having worked across a wide range of public sector organisations in various senior roles.

Following his appointment, he said: “Somerset West and Taunton Council is focused on delivering excellent services, improving our communities, and ensuring our residents and businesses are supported.

“We have achieved a lot in the short time since we were established, all thanks to the commitment of staff and members, so it’s a privilege to be asked to lead the Council as we enter a period of significant change.”

Leader of the Council, Cllr Federica Smith-Roberts, said: “Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the role alongside his natural leadership skills.

“There are many challenges to come as we look to the future and I am confident that his enthusiasm and attributes are key to lead the organisation to its next phase.”