BARNSLEY Council has appointed Matthew Gladstone as its new Executive Director of Corporate Services.

Mr Gladstone will lead the core corporate functions of the council in the newly-created Corporate Services Directorate.

Cllr Alan Gardiner, said, “We are delighted that Matt has accepted the new role. He brings with him a wealth of experience gained in a very challenging environment. He will be an asset to the council and we are all looking forward to working with him.”

Mr Gladstone said: “I am delighted with my appointment. I was really impressed with the ambition and calibre of everyone I met in Barnsley. This is a challenging and exciting time and I believe I can help to make a difference for the people of Barnsley.”