Council chief leaves post
CHIEF executive Elizabeth Raikes has left Torbay Council.
Mrs Raikes left yesterday after taking voluntary redundancy.
She has agreed to be a non-executive director at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Mrs Raikes said: "I am very sad to be leaving Torbay Council.
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"I have enjoyed seven years of working with colleagues in the council and partner organisations for the people of Torbay. I am, though, pleased to be able to use the experience and skills I have developed to continue to contribute to the public sector.
"I am looking forward to working with the new chairman, new chief executive and other board members at Plymouth Hospital in what are challenging but exciting times for health."
A chartered accountant by profession, Mrs Raikes has been a chief executive in the public sector for 12 years. She started her career in the Navy before going on to train as a teacher. In this capacity she worked at Lipson School, Plymouth, and Saltash Comprehensive School early in her career.