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15th June 2021

Solace salutes outgoing Contain Director Carolyn Wilkins

It has been confirmed that Oldham MBC Chief Executive Dr Carolyn Wilkins will leave her role as Director of Contain within the Department for Health & Social Care. She will be replaced by Tony McArdle.

Paul Najsarek, Solace spokesperson for Health & Social Care, said: “During a critical time for the country and for our communities Carolyn has performed an absolutely vital role in ensuring the local and national response to Covid has been more joined up and so much more effective in its operation on the ground.

“Carolyn’s collaborative and thoughtful leadership has undoubtedly helped to make our citizens safer and to minimise, as much as is practically possible, the impact of pandemic on local economies. She has been a true champion of not just the local government sector but the people and places we serve.

“All of us at Solace look forward to continuing to work closely with Carolyn’s successor Tony McArdle to ensure the next stage of the pandemic response is as carefully designed and implemented as possible to meets the needs of all our communities.”