THE resignation has been announced of Gordon Jeyes, executive director of children's services at Cambridgeshire County Council who also stood as the council's acting chief executive. A statement from the council's chief executive Mark Lloyd said that "after extremely careful consideration" Mr Jeyes had decided to resign from his post "to seek new opportunities". His resignation will take effect from June 30. Mr Jeyes has been in post for five years. Mr Lloyd said: "He has performed a critical role by leading the formation, development and embedding of the council's successful approach to integrated children services, having joined Cambridgeshire as deputy chief executive (Children and Young People's Services). "During Gordon's leadership of Children's Services, the authority has seen significant improvements and developments across all strands of the Every Child Matters agenda and has made significant progress, with partners, in the development of the Children's Trust." The county council's cross party appointments committee will meet in the next month to decide arrangements for his successor. Mr Lloyd said: "I am sure that county councillors will join with me in wishing Gordon every success for the future and will equally wish to take the opportunity over the coming months to thank Gordon for his contribution and service to both the council and the children and young people of Cambridgeshire."