The interviewing panel

ONE of the big decisions for Camden Council early in the New Year will be to appoint a new chief executive.

Mike Cooke’s six-month notice period has zipped away quickly and a field of potential successors has, apparently, been whittled down to three candidates: two internal choices and an external holding a senior position at another local authority.

Speculation over who will take on the role, with a salary of up to £199,000, is the subject of much hot gossip at the moment and in an organisation like our council, it’s not so easy to keep the identity of these candidates secret. The contenders are widely-known, even more so after councillors were invited to meet them at an event last night.

An evening with our local politicians, however, may not be as daunting as another trial in this Apprentice-style process: all three have also been asked to meet the youth councillors to see how they mix with different audiences, a task which surely has council leader Georgia Gould’s fingerprints on it.

4 Comments on The interviewing panel

  1. I wonder what the NSL employees will think about the appointment commanding nearly £200,000- salary? So LBC hasnt enough money to pay a living wage to its Traffic wardens eh? A change of administration might solve that problem perhaps?


    • Rupert Jones // January 3, 2019 at 1:55 pm // Reply

      I fear you have not been successful in your desire to remain anonymous. You are a member of the Labour Party and Momentum. Publicly calling for change of administration seems like quite a serious breach of Party rules….


  2. Hans de Winter // December 22, 2018 at 9:58 pm // Reply

    The new chief executive must scrutinize “signed off” contracts. Many recent “signings off” have had to be revisited by C.Council and has cost a lot of taxpayers money.


  3. Terence Flanagan // January 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm // Reply

    Breach of rules really Tulip and the Sir called for Corbyn to go!

    So calling for Georgia to vanish is perfectly legit surely Rupert??


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