Agenda and draft minutes

Chief Officers' Panel
Thursday, 19th April, 2018 3.15 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - County Offices, Kendal, LA9 4RQ. View directions

Contact: Nicola Harrison  Email: nicola.harrison@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

 

2.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, under section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda item 4 Minutes of the meeting held on 5 April 2018 and Agenda item 5 Appointment of Executive Director – People, Director of Finance and Chief Legal Officer on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Part 1 of Paragraph 1 of the Act – information relating to any individual.

3.

Disclosures of Interest

Members are invited to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises

 

1          Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for            profit or gain.

 

2          Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses.  (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

3          Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority

 

(a)       Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and

 

            (b)       Which has not been fully discharged.

 

4          Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority. 

 

5          Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer. 

 

6          Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)

 

            (a)       The landlord is the authority; and

 

            (b)       The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial                                                         interest.

 

7          Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where

 

(a)       That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the    area of the authority; and

 

 

(b)       Either –

 

(i)      The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one            hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or

 

(ii)         If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

 

In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.

 

Note

 

A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest were made.

 

4.

Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 5 April 2018.

Minutes:

With the addition of Mrs Carrick’s apologies to be included in the Minutes of the meeting, it was

 

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 April be confirmed as a  correct record.

5.

APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - PEOPLE, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

To consider a report from the Chief Executive

Minutes:

A report was considered from the Chief Executive which set out the details of the appointments and the background in relation to the Extended Leadership Team reshaping process.

 

It was confirmed that the interview for Director of Finance would not be taking place due to the candidate being absent from work through ill health. An alternative date week commencing 7 May would be considered and confirmed.

Appointment of Executive Director People (DCE)

Hard copies of the predetermined questions were tabled and members agreed which question each member would ask.

Mr John Macilwraith was interviewed for the position of Executive Director People (DCE).

Following the interview the Panel discussed the candidate’s performance and agreed an outcome. All panel members confirmed agreement to appointing John Macilwraith to the position of Executive Director People (DCE).

Appointment of Chief Legal Officer (Monitoring Officer)

Hard copies of the predetermined questions were tabled. The Panel discussed some changes to the questions and agreed which Panel member would ask which question.

The Chief Executive explained the process that had been followed in relation to the evaluation of the roles and the assimilation process which was completed in accordance with the reshaping process and Managing Change Procedure.

IolandaPuzio was interviewed for the position of Chief Legal Officer (Monitoring Officer).

Following the interview, the Panel discussed the candidate’s performance and agreed an outcome. All panel members confirmed agreement to appointing Iolanda Puzio to the position of Chief Legal Officer (Monitoring Officer).

RESOLVED that

1     John Macilwraith be appointed to the position of Executive Director People (DCE).

2     IolandaPuzio be appointed to the position of Chief Legal Officer (Monitoring Officer).