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Andrew Wannell and Councillor Woodward

Andrew Wannell and Councillor Woodward

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24 April 2023

Fareham Borough Council welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

Fareham Borough Council is delighted to announce that it has appointed Andrew Wannell as its new Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of CEO Peter Grimwood after 14 years in the role.

Andy Wannell joined the Council in 2003 and has been part of the senior management team for the last 14 years. Andy has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer for 4 years and has helped to shape the culture of the organisation over that time. 

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward, said: “Following a comprehensive recruitment process, I am delighted that Andy Wannell has been appointed as the new CEO of Fareham Borough Council. I have worked with Andy for many years, and it is a great source of pride to me that he was the stand-out candidate for the role even though we interviewed some of the best in the country I am certain that the future of the Council is in safe and capable hands and wish Andy every success for the future.”

Andy Wannell added: “I am delighted to accept the position of Chief Executive Officer and look forward to building on Peter’s incredible tenure in the role.  As a team, we have achieved so much over the years, and it is an honour to be able to continue that work as we rise to the challenge and deliver the priorities of the Council for our residents and businesses together.”


Notes to Editor:

Andy Wannell starts his appointment as CEO from 6 May.

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