Chief bids farewell

In And Out: Retiring Chief Executive of Derbyshire Dales District Council, David Wheatcroft, hands over the position to new Chief Executive Dorcas Bunton.
In And Out: Retiring Chief Executive of Derbyshire Dales District Council, David Wheatcroft, hands over the position to new Chief Executive Dorcas Bunton.
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A public figure is retiring from his post after more than 23 years service.

David Wheatcroft has retired from his role as chief executive of Derbyshire Dales District Council.

The 64–year–old, of Chesterfield, first took on the role in December 1988.

Prior to that he was treasurer and assistant treasurer for the authority, as well as working in budget control.

“I think Derbyshire Dales is a rather special place, mainly because of the people,” he said.

“We have faced quite a few challenges with a great deal of success.”

He said one of the things he was proudest moments of his career was in 2003 when the authority was rated as excellent by the Audit Commission.

The role of chief executive will now be taken over by Dorcas Bunton.