Berkshire: Duncan Sharkey appointed MD of Windsor and Maidenhead council

Duncan Sharkey has been appointed managing director of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead following ratification at full council. He will start at the council on February 4.

Simon Dudley, leader of the council, said: “I’m delighted that Duncan will be joining us shortly. He has over 25 years’ experience in central and local government and in his previous role he was responsible for a range of services including regeneration, community safety, housing and waste.

“He will be a huge asset to the Royal Borough and help us deliver a range of front line services for our council as well as ensuring we continue to deliver a balanced budget, focus on performance and ensure we monitor the range of commissioned services including adults, children’s and highways.

“I would like to thank Russell O’Keefe for his work during this interim period, he has done a fantastic job for the council and I am delighted that he stepped up into this role.”

Sharkey added: “I am looking forward to meeting the councillors, our communities and the hard-working team of officers and partners who deliver services to the residents of the borough.

“The Royal Borough is an exceptional place to live and work, with the extensive regeneration programme, the range of commissioned services and the unique nature of the area with the Royal Family and our constituency MPs.”