WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE
Finances In Safe Hands
Warwickshire County Council is pleased
to announce the appointment, this week, of Dave Clarke as its new
Mr Clarke takes over from Steve Freer who has been County Treasurer
since January 1992. Having previously worked as Warwickshire County
Councilís Deputy County Treasurer and Head of Financial Management,
Dave is ideally placed to use his experience and proven ability to
ensure the authority continues to receive high quality, professional
guidance and advice to develop its key policies and strategies.
Mr Clarke said:
"Warwickshire County Councilís Treasurers Department has a
history of providing a high quality service. My predecessor, Steve
Freer, ensured that our department has earned an outstanding
national reputation for its approach, particularly in the area of
"This performance has been reflected in our recent
achievements: CIPFAís prestigious Harry Page Merit Award and the
Public Sector prize in the Midlands Quality Awards for the last two
"I look forward to continuing the good work and am keen to
further develop the quality of our service to our partners,
customers and, above all, the people of Warwickshire."
A major responsibility of the County Treasurer is to develop
appropriate financial strategies, define corporate financial
standards, and ensure they are observed throughout the authority. In
addition, they are responsible for ensuring the authority has in place
effective operational and specialist financial functions to meet its
The County Treasurer represents and promotes the reputation of the
County Council on both a local and national stage, provides leadership
to its staff, leads and supports a wide range of corporate
initiatives, and acts as head of profession to finance staff
throughout the County Council.
Warwickshire has always considered the appointment of a proactive
and dynamic County Treasurer as a key step in ensuring that Best Value
is provided across its full range of services; social services,
services to protect the environment, education, and other services to
the community. The authority is confident that the new appointment
will continue this tradition.
FACTFILE ON DAVE CLARKE
Dave has worked for Warwickshire County Council since June 1986.
His most recent role saw him employed as Deputy County Treasurer and
head of Financial Management. Prior to his employment with
Warwickshire, Dave worked for Leicester City Council.
Dave has a Degree in Mathematical Economics from the University of
Leicester. He is also an active member of CIPFA, the Chartered
Institute of Public Finance and Accounting.
Dave is 43 years old, married with three children. In his spare
time he plays the guitar in a local bluegrass band, is a keen gardener
and DIY enthusiast.