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Man Who Helped Bring Olympics to Dorset to Retire


8:42am 8th October 2013

A Council Director who helped bring the Olympics to Weymouth and Portland is bidding his colleagues farewell.

Miles Butler is retiring at the end of December after 12 years on the Corporate Management Team.

He has seen a number of projects come to fruition under his leadership, including the Weymouth Relief Road, the Sailing Academy and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Miles said: "It has been a great pleasure to work with the many talented and skilful people that form my directorate. I will be doing all I can in my remaining time to ensure that I leave the directorate in the best possible shape for the challenging future we know we face."

Chief Executive Debbie Ward said: "Miles is the council's longest-serving current director so we will all greatly miss his knowledge and experience. The services in environment are universal and highly valued by the public and Miles has risen to the many challenges that those services present. I am very grateful to him for his support and commitment over many years and wish him a long and happy retirement."

Mike Harries, Deputy Director, will become interim Director in January pending a formal recruitment.

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