Council meet to discuss chief's retirement

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THE VALE Council is set to consider a report for the position of managing director after the current occupant announced her intention to retire.

A special full council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 2, to consider a report on the future designation of the post of managing director, and related senior management arrangements, after Sian Davies gave notice.

One of the options under consideration would be an arrangement for Sian Davies to work on a flexible retirement basis up to March 31, 2015.

Should the proposals not be accepted then the managing director would leave her post on an earlier agreed retirement date.

A copy of the report will be published in advance of the meeting at the Civic Offices, on Holton Road, Barry.

Vale Council leader, Cllr Neil Moore, said: “Sian has been an excellent officer of the Council and a greatly valued colleague over many years. In her role as managing director, and previously as a director and a member of the Council since 1992, Sian has made a very significant contribution to the organisation. It is for this reason that consideration is being given to a phased and flexible retirement arrangement. This would enable us to retain her services during a transitional period and help to ensure business continuity.”

Ms Davies succeeded former chief executive John Maitland Evans in 2012.

A Barry & District News freedom of information request, in 2012, revealed three former Vale Council officers left their employment with £90,000 in pay-outs between them.

The local authority made a redundancy payment of £30,000 to former chief executive, John Maitland Evans, who departed his role in July 2012.

The Vale Council's new managing director Sian Davies, whose post - replacing that of chief executive - became effective on August 1, 2012 had an annual salary of £127,133 for the financial year 2012/13.

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