Chief executive takes up his new role at Hampshire County Council

From left, outgoing Hampshire County Council chief executive Andrew Smith, council leader Roy Perry, and new chief executive John Coughlan

From left, outgoing Hampshire County Council chief executive Andrew Smith, council leader Roy Perry, and new chief executive John Coughlan

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A NEW chief executive at Hampshire County Council will take up his role on Monday.

John Coughlan, was appointed to the post, which will see him responsible for an annual budget of £2bn, earlier this month.

He is also in charge of a workforce of around 37,000 and for providing services for 1.3m people across the county.

Council leader Roy Perry said: ‘We welcome our new chief executive John Coughlan and ‘lower the Saltire’ in saying goodbye to our outgoing Scottish chief executive Andrew Smith.’

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