Mike Dawson has announced he will be leaving his role as chief executive officer of Tewkesbury Borough Council after 12 successful years.
During his time as chief executive officer, the north Gloucestershire local authority has become one of the county’s driving economic forces, attracting significant investment and development.
Dawson has formally announced his intention to retire on Thursday 30 June 2022, bringing his near 49-year career in local government to an end.
He said: ‘The role of chief executive at Tewkesbury Borough Council is a challenging one and I would like to think that I have undertaken the role to the council’s satisfaction over the past 12 years.
‘I am very proud indeed of the achievements we have made in that time.’
Councillor Rob Bird, leader of the council, said: ‘Mike has been an incredibly successful and influential chief executive, both for us at Tewkesbury Borough Council and in his work for Gloucestershire as a whole.’
Dev Chakraborty, deputy chief executive of GFirst LEP, said: ‘Mike has been a fantastic ambassador for Tewkesbury and indeed the whole county.
‘He has also been a great supporter of GFirst LEP and our Growth Hub network. We wish him all the very best in his retirement.’
Over the next seven months, Dawson will continue as chief executive as the council looks to find his successor.
By Andrew Merrell