Tony Reeves has today resigned as chief executive at Bradford Council after eight years in the post.

He has quit his City Hall role to work as a partner in professional services network Deloitte public sector advisory practice from January next year.

Mr Reeves announced his resignation after speaking at the Intelligent Cities conference at Valley Parade this morning.

He said: “During my six month notice period at Bradford Council I will continue working hard with partners to ensure Bradford, city and district, develops and thrives.

"My eight years of working in Bradford have been stimulating, challenging and extremely enjoyable.

“Working for Bradford Council isn’t about individual people however, it’s about this great and very special place and all the people who live and work here.

"Councillors, staff at the council, and partner organisations across the public, private, voluntary and community sectors, will continue to make sure that the regeneration of, and investment in, our city and district continues at pace.

"The hard work and increasing confidence of businesses, local people and organisations in Bradford is shaping a shared, bright future, making our city and district a better place for everyone - now and for generations to come.”