The current Chief Executive of Ballymena Borough Council is understood to have been selected to fill the role of CEO in the new Mid and East Antrim ‘super council’, which will come in to being later this year.
Although no official announcement has yet been made, the Times understands that the local statutory transition committee – which is spearheading the reshuffle of local government in Larne, Ballymena and Carrickfergus – has offered the top job to Anne Donaghy, current CEO of Ballymena Borough Council.
We also understand that the current boss of Carrickfergus Borough Council, Sheila McClelland, has been selected as reserve choice for the role, should Mrs Donaghy turn down the position.
Elections to the new 11 councils will take place on May 22. At this stage the new councils will operate in ‘shadow form’ until they take over on April 1, 2015.
During this period it will be business as usual for the current 26 councils.