Chief executive appointed to new Council

Roger Wilson
Roger Wilson

The post of Chief Executive in the new Lisburn and Castlereagh Council has been filled.

Roger Wilson who has been the Chief Executive of Coleraine Borough Council for the last five and a half years has accepted the new role.

He previously worked in both Armagh and Craigavon Councils at a senior level as well as having worked in the private sector.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Wilson said he was delighted to be offered the post and is “looking forward to the challenge of the establishment of the new council and progressing the many benefits that the new Council area will have responsibility for”.

Mr Wilson said he was sad to leave Coleraine Borough Council and thanked the staff and councillors for their support.

“It is with great sadness that I will leave Coleraine Borough Council, as this is a great organisation with great people working for it As the reform of Local Government gathers pace, I am in no doubt there will be further changes over the next 12-18 months.

“I would like to thank the staff, councillors and many friends I made in the Borough for their support during my time with Council and I hope that the change as it affects the Causeway Coast and Glens will be a positive one.

Welcoming the appointment of a new Chief Executive Designate for the new Lisburn City and Castlereagh District Council, Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the Statutory Transition Committee said: “Mr Wilson is currently the Chief Executive of Coleraine Borough Council and brings with him a wealth of local government experience.

“Upon commencement of his appointment, Mr Wilson will work alongside the Shadow Council when elections take place this May before becoming Chief Executive of the new Council when it comes into being in April 2015.

“We look forward to working with Mr Wilson throughout the transition process.”