New Chief of Children's Services Appointed
|Published: 3rd August 2012 00:52|
Mark Carriline has been formally appointed executive director of children's services at Bury Council.
Executive Director of Children's Services
Mark has been acting director since January 2011 following the departure of Eleni Ioannides. He is ultimately responsible for all aspects of children's services in Bury, from schools to child protection and children's centres.
He began his career as a secondary school maths teacher before joining Rochdale Council's education department in 1987. He then worked in Wigan and Salford, where he became director of education and leisure in 1998. In 2002 he moved to Bradford to be assistant chief executive responsible for education, community development and social care (children and adults).
He left Bradford in 2006 and worked for Serco as an interim manager in Walsall and Bury before taking the permanent post of assistant director (prevention and partnerships) in Bury in December 2007.
Mark is an active member of Association of Directors of Children's Services. He sits on the children, families and young people policy committee and is their national spokesperson on youth issues.
Outside of work, Mark (aged 51) enjoys family activities, live music and watching football. He lives in Stockport and has three children aged 19, 17 and 11.
He said: "I am delighted and very honoured to be able to continue my work in the department and with our partners. Bury is a fantastic borough with excellent services and I know we can go from strength to strength together."
Councillor Nick Parnell, cabinet member for children and families, said: "Mark has done a great job so far and I'm very happy that he will continue to play such an important role. I look forward to working with him in striving to ensure that children in Bury prosper into adulthood and fulfil their potential."