Council appoint new CEO

Derry City Council have appointed a new chief executive.

Sharon O’Connor, currently the Director of Development with Down District Council, is expected to take up her new role in the coming months.

She replaces Valerie Watts, who took up a new position in Scotland earlier in the year.

Derry Mayor Maurice Devenney said he looked forward to working with the new CEO.

“Sharon O’Connor has the full support of Council and I am looking forward to working with her in the future.”

Read more in Friday’s Journal.