Jonathan O’Shea, has been announced as the Interim Chief Executive for the Bath Business Improvement District. Jonathan will work alongside the departing Chief Executive Andrew Cooper to provide continuity and strategic direction to the BID team. Andrew Cooper leaves Bath at the end of September.
Jonathan, who was previously the Chief Executive of St John’s Hospital in Bath has been an active board director of the Bath Business Improvement District (BID) since 2010. He held the position of Vice Chair and Finance Director. His knowledge of the city, the business community and the BID is extensive and he will be a tremendous asset during the transition.
Nigel Huxley, Chairman of the Bath BID welcomed Jonathan to the role and said “We are very pleased that Jonathan has accepted this interim position. It is a busy time for the BID as we move towards renewal and yet continue with the day to day running of the business. We are delighted to have someone of Jonathan’s calibre with full knowledge of the BID’s initiatives, and its challenges, with an ability to help us take the Bath BID to the next level. ”
Jonathan O’Shea said “I have always been passionate about the contribution the BID makes to Bath, and as a levy payer have seen its value first-hand. I am delighted to have been appointed as Interim Chief Executive and look forward to working with the BID team during this important period of transition.“
Jonathan will begin his new role on Monday 24th August 2015.