Dorset County Council appoint new director of care

A new director has been appointed to head the adult social care and community services in Dorset. Debbie Ward, currently corporate director of housing and community care at Reading Borough Council, has been appointed as Dorset County Council’s director for adult and community services.

Her new role covers a wide range of services from adult social care to cultural services, including arts and libraries, regulatory services, including trading standards and animal health, to community safety and sport.

Angus Campbell, leader of the council and chairman of the selection panel, said: “We are very pleased indeed that we will be welcoming Debbie to Dorset County Council.

“She will bring fresh experience and perspectives to the role, combined with dynamism, ability and determination.”