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Pete Handford, Director of Finance and ICT, to leave the council

14 September 2022

Pete Handford, Director of Finance and ICT, will be leaving the council to take up the role of Chief Finance Officer at the Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust.

Pete has worked at the council for 35 years, joining us as a trainee accountant and working his way up to the role of Director and Section 151 officer. He has steered Derbyshire through the challenges of austerity and the pandemic and supported a number of political administrations, all with a collaborative and pragmatic approach, ensuring sound financial management and a firm footing for the organisation.

He will be much missed by colleagues across the council although Pete will obviously continue to work with us through our strong partnership with our NHS colleagues.

Pete will be with the council for the next few months and will be involved in the process of recruiting a new Director of Finance. We will keep you informed as this progresses and congratulations to Pete on his new role.