New Chief Executive Proposed to Cotswold District Council

Robert Weaver will be proposed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Cotswold District Council at a meeting of Full Council next Wednesday (23 September). Mr Weaver is currently Deputy Chief Executive of Tewkesbury Borough Council.
The appointment of Chief Executive is made by Full Council following the recommendations of the cross-party Statutory Officer Performance and Appointments Committee.  The committee members were unanimous in their decision that, subject to the approval of Council, the post should be offered to Mr Weaver. He will also assume the roles of the Council’s Head of Paid Service, Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer.

Councillor Joe Harris, Leader of Cotswold District Council said: “I am delighted to be able to recommend someone of Rob’s calibre to the new post of Chief Executive and I’m particularly pleased that the recommendation from our cross-party appointments panel was unanimous. Rob is a rising star in local government and has experience of both service delivery and setting wider strategy, he’s really impressive.

“The new post, replacing the previous head of paid service post, is part of this administration’s manifesto commitment to appoint a Chief Executive. As we prepare for the long term challenges the district faces, be it the climate emergency, tackling the housing affordability crisis or supporting our towns in recovery from Covid -19, we’re very much looking forward to seeing Rob getting stuck in.”

Mr Weaver has also worked for Stroud District Council and High Peak & Staffordshire Moorlands District Council – two authorities that have an alliance or shared senior management team.  He holds an MSc in Environmental Health for the University of Birmingham and an MBA.