MOIRA Gibb’s replacement will not earn as much as the pay and bonuses package she earned at Camden Council which amounted to around £200,000 a year. The following is taken from an email sent by council leader Nash Ali to councillors as the story of her plans to depart emerged:
I wanted to let you know that last night Moira Gibb advised me of her intention to stand down as Camden’s Chief Executive at the end of December this year.
At a time when the public sector is facing unprecedented attacks, Moira has been critical in steering the council through one of the most challenging periods of financial uncertainty and risk and I think you will all join me in sincerely thanking Moira for her service to Camden.
Unlike some other local authorities who planned to tackle the cuts from central government year on year, Moira and the senior management team had the foresight to plan over the longer term. Moira will leave Camden in a much stronger position to continue to the delivery of services to our residents.
I will be speaking to the leaders of the opposition parties in due course in relation to the recruitment process. We will take time to recruit to this important role and I will keep you informed of the process as it moves ahead.
The Council as part of our savings plan has already approved a lower pay scale for Chief Officers and we will be recruiting a new Chief Executive on this new lower salary.