Former City of Lincoln Council chief exec dies aged 59

Former City of Lincoln Council chief executive Andrew Taylor has died aged 59.

He served as the top officer of the city council from 1999 to 2015.

Mr Taylor started in local government at the age of 19 with Torfaen Borough Council. He moved to Newport Borough Council in 1984, then to the Vale of Glamorgan Council in 1990.

Later he became Assistant Chief Executive of Medway Council in Kent in 1997, before being appointed Chief Executive in Lincoln in 1999 at the age of 39.

Mr Taylor took an indefinite leave from work in Lincoln in September 2014 after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He retired in March 2015.

He died with his family present on Friday, September 20.

Andrew Taylor had his trademark moustache shaved for charity by his son. Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite.

Angela Andrews, Chief Executive of City of Lincoln Council, said: “I worked with Andrew for the entirety of his time at City of Lincoln and he was a funny, caring man with a sharp sense of humour.

“He was also a fantastic and well-respected public speaker.

“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him”