We are very sad to announce that Steve Stewart, the Interim Chief Executive of Worcestershire County Council, has died.
Mr Stewart, who was 64 years old passed away overnight. His family has been informed.
He joined the Council in May of last year. He had a career lasting more than 40 years in local government. He was the Chief Executive at three different councils, York, Northumberland and here at Worcestershire.
Councillor Adrian Hardman, Deputy Leader of the Council said: "This is very sad news. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time. Steve made a big contribution to this Council during his time with us and for that we are really grateful. He will be sadly missed by everyone."