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Sue Cook confirmed as Suffolk County Council interim chief executive

PUBLISHED: 18:31 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 18:31 20 July 2017

Sue Cook will be interim chief executive at Suffolk County Council from September.  Picture: SU ANDERSON

Sue Cook will be interim chief executive at Suffolk County Council from September. Picture: SU ANDERSON

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Director of children’s and young people’s services Sue Cook has been confirmed as interim chief executive at Suffolk County Council following the departure of Deborah Cadman in September.

Ms Cadman is moving to a new job running the West Midlands joint authority – responsible for strategic decisions across a huge area including the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton.

Ms Cook has been running children’s services – including county council education functions – since 2013 and previously worked at Southend Council and Essex County Council.

Her role as interim chief executive is expected to last about three months while the county council looks for a permanent replacement for Ms Cadman.

The appointment was endorsed by Thursday’s meeting of the county council after it was approved by the authority’s appointments’ committee earlier this month.

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