SCARBOROUGH Council will have a new man at the helm for the first time in 13 years.

The authority has announced that it expects to appoint Michael Greene as its new chief executive next month following the resignation of current post holder Jim Dillon.

His appointment is subject to ratification from a meeting of the full council on May 2.

If the majority of councillors vote in favour of the committee’s recommendation, it is expected that Mr Green will start his new role, in August.

Mr Greene is currently the assistant director for Neighbourhood and Customer Services at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

He was recommended for the £112,000 a year role by the appointments committee, made up of councillors from the major parties on the authority.

Mr Greene said: “I am absolutely delighted to be recommended as the next chief executive of Scarborough Borough Council. It is a fabulous area with a great reputation and some exciting developments planned for the borough. I am looking to build on this by working in partnership with our communities to deliver the exciting vision for the area.”

The council’s current chief executive is due to retire from his role at the end of June.

A council spokesman added that arrangements for interim cover of his responsibilities until Mr Greene takes up the position will be finalised in the coming weeks.

The date of Mr Greene’s ratification vote has been set as May 13.