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Anthony Tohill steps down as Mid Ulster chief executive

Anthony Tohill with president Michael D Higgins
Adam Morton

Mid Ulster District Council’s Chief Executive has confirmed he will be stepping down, after six years in the role.

Speaking about the decision,the 1993 All-Ireland winner said it was time for a change of direction.

“After 25 years in the public sector, it is time for me to follow a different career path and I will be taking up an opportunity in the private sector when my notice period has been served,” said Anthony Tohill.

“It has been a  great privilege to work with the officers and the elected members in serving the people of Mid Ulster district and I wish the Council every success in the times ahead.”

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan said the Council was lucky to have Mr Tohill.

“To say Mid Ulster District Council has been fortunate to have Anthony Tohill as Chief Executive is an understatement,” said Cllr Mallaghan.

“The Council has benefited enormously from Anthony’s leadership, insight, expertise, guidance, professionalism and sheer hard work for the last six year.

He has been an asset to this Council from the very beginning, leading through a period of significant change for local government when three councils were merging and new powers were being transferred to local authorities.

“While Anthony is undoubtedly a loss to Mid Ulster Council, we wish him nothing but success in his new role.”

Anthony Tohill is the Chief Executive of Mid Ulster District Council, appointed in April 2014.

Anthony was educated at Saint Patrick’s College, Maghera and Saint Kevin’s College, Melbourne. He graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Hons Degree and MSc in Civil Engineering.

He joined the Civil Service as a graduate engineer in 1995 holding a range of positions in road design and traffic management.

Anthony worked for Derry City Council from 2005 to March 2014, initially as Head of Design and Project Management before moving on to the post of Chief Building Control Officer.

He was then employed as Derry City Council’s Strategic Director of Corporate Services before taking up the role of Mid Ulster’s Chief Executive in April 2014.

A spokesperson for Mid Ulster District Council the recruitment process place for Mr Tohill’s successor would take place “in due course”.

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