Council CEO steps down


Cornwall Council is looking for a new chief executive following today’s news that Andrew Kerr has agreed to take up a similar role at Edinburgh City Council.

Kerr had only been in the post since January of last year, replacing Kevin Lavery to left to take a job in New Zealand.

Council leader, John Pollard, said: “I wish Andrew well in his new role and would like to thank him for what he has done for Cornwall. He leaves behind a strong and committed team of officers and Members who will work together to take the Council and Cornwall forward.”

In a statement, 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.”