Appointment of the Chief Executive, Appointments Panel - Monday, 22nd May, 2023 11.00 am

Venue: Cabinet Room (2nd Floor) - Shortlands. View directions

Contact: Mary Lamont  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.


Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The panel are invited to resolve that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded during the consideration of the following items of business, on the grounds that they contain the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Recommendation to Full Council to appoint the Chief Executive

NOTE: In accordance with the Local Government Act 2000 all appointments to Chief Officer and Deputy Chief Officer roles are subject to giving all members of the Executive the opportunity to make a reasonable objection.