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Cumbria announces appointment of new Executive Director, Economy and Infrastructure

Angela Jones

Cumbria County Council has announced that it has appointed Angela Jones as Executive Director for Economy and Infrastructure.

Angela has been appointed permanently to the role following an external recruitment process. Angela will start immediately and has been undertaking the role in an acting capacity since 1 December 2018. Angela brings with her extensive experience, strong leadership and a wealth of knowledge and skills. This is a significant appointment, leading a range of services including highways and transport, waste, economic development and infrastructure planning, trading standards, flood risk management and flood recovery. Angela will also lead a number of major developments for the county council including the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal.

Commenting on her appointment, Angela Jones says: “I am delighted to have been appointed to this role on a permanent basis. It’s a very exciting and challenging time to be at the council and leading this directorate. I have such a great team of people around me and together we will work with partners, communities and businesses to help our economy to grow, to secure investment into the county and to improve the lives of the people of Cumbria.

Katherine Fairclough, Chief Executive of Cumbria County Council added: “I am delighted with Angela’s appointment to this role. She joined Cumbria County Council in 2009 as Head of Service, progressing to Assistant Director in 2014. She is an exceptional leader and has overseen significant change during her time with us. I am confident that with her skills and experience she will enable and lead the continued improvement of our services.”

Cllr Stewart Young, Leader of Cumbria County Council added: “I know I speak for the whole of cabinet when I say we are delighted with this appointment. Angela has already added so much during her time as acting director and we are all looking forward to working closely with her on a permanent basis.”

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