The chief executive of Cambridgeshire County Council is leaving after seven years at the helm.
Mark Lloyd will be leaving the authority in the autumn to take over as chief executive of the Local Government Association.
He said: “The last seven years in Cambridgeshire have undoubtedly been the most rewarding of my career. I am tremendously proud to have been the council’s chief executive during a time of such fundamental change.
“The county council has done a brilliant job of responding to the county’s rapid growth, increasing service demands and reducing budgets.
“County councillors and council colleagues have risen to every challenge they have faced.”
Steve Count, county council leader, has paid tribute.
He : “Mark is an outstanding chief executive. We’re tremendously sad about his impending departure from Cambridgeshire, but take some solace from the fact he’ll be working on behalf of all councils in his new role. The LGA couldn’t have made a better appointment.”