After a review of the senior management structure at Cheshire East Council, it has been agreed that the role of executive director for strategic commissioning will become redundant.
As a result, Lorraine Butcher will be leaving the Council to seek new challenges.
She said: “After six years of working for Cheshire East Council, I have taken the decision that now is the right time to move on to seek new challenges in my career in pastures new.”
Mike Suarez, Chief Executive of Cheshire East Council, said: “I would like to thank Lorraine for her significant contribution and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.
“The Council has come a long way and Lorraine should feel proud of the part that she and others have played in ensuring that residents of Cheshire East have access to good services.”
Mrs Butcher added: “Having been part of the leadership team that established the Council when it was formed in 2009, I have been pleased to have played a strong role in my respective roles of head of children and families, director of children’s services, strategic director of people and, latterly, executive director for strategic commissioning.
“The challenges faced by councils, and the public sector in general, are significant. I am keen to make a wider contribution to these in ways that give me more flexibility about how I deploy my skills and experience.
“I would like to thank all those colleagues that I have worked with, and who have supported me, along with those from partner agencies across the sub-region who share my commitment to do the very best for residents, through finding new and frequently better solutions to our shared challenges”.