OCT 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
International Hunt Spawns Internal Promotion
council officers have beaten off competition from all over the
world to be appointed to new positions heading up regeneration and
cultural strategy in the city.
Pearson, currently head of Coventry Centre for Investment has been
appointed the Assistant Director - Regeneration and Tim Bryan, one
of the two former Leisure Services Department heads is to be
Assistant Director - Cultural Development.
advertisement for these senior jobs attracted “substantial
interest” from Britain and abroad.
final decisions were made by a panel made up of senior members of
the council last week.
members Cllr Dave Batten and Cllr Joan Wright said:
Development has a key contribution to play in the future success
of Coventry and we are confident that we have appointed two
people who will help us deliver the kind of improvements that
the people of this city want and deserve.
are also delighted that the city council's commitment to invest
in our employees has paid off.
Carl and Tim have won through a recruitment process that
was extremely competitive - with enormous interest from
candidates who had been attracted by the many positive changes
that are happening in Coventry.
are taking over right in the middle of huge and exciting changes
that will create jobs, bring prosperity to the city, give local
people more opportunities and spending power and put
regeneration and culture right at the centre of what Coventry is
Pearson grew up in Liverpool and is a graduate in Economics and
Politics and has a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations from
moved to Coventry in 1975 and he lives here with his wife and two
set up Coventry Centre for Investment in 1996 and has played a key
role in attracting new investment and new jobs to the city.
am absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to lead City
Development's work on regeneration and I look forward to the new
challenges this job will bring.
has a very dynamic approach to regeneration and I am keen to
ensure that we help the most disadvantaged so everyone is
included in the city's new found success."
Bryan was brought up and educated in Coventry.
He has post-graduate qualifications in Personnel Management
and is a member of the Institute of Leisure and Amenity
has worked for the City Council for over 20 years within the
Careers Service, personnel management and for the last 10 years as
manager of the city's sports and parks facilities.
am really looking forward to working with colleagues throughout
the council and with the many organisations who contribute to
the leisure and cultural life of the city.
I believe we can help to make Coventry a great place to live,
work and visit."