Recommended Council Chief Executive named

THE man recommended to be appointed Chief Executive of Herefordshire Council has been revealed.

The authority's employment panel has put forward Alistair Neill as its preferred applicant to replace Chris Bull. 

Mr Neill is currently Chief Executive of Southampton City Council.

The recommendation will be put to full council for approval next Friday.

 

 

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5:10pm Thu 15 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

This good fellow is the winner of The George Medal.
Clearly a brave lad. But, having that medal don't make this good man good at business.
At least the secrets out!
This good fellow is the winner of The George Medal. Clearly a brave lad. But, having that medal don't make this good man good at business. At least the secrets out! bobby47
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5:13pm Thu 15 Nov 12

WYSIATI says...

Interesting history (at least in terms of gun attacks on submarines!) His actions were highly commended.

Looks like he is local and taking a pay cut. I wouldn't want the commute from Abergavenny to Southampton

Let's hope he's got what it takes and can be an inspiring and effective chief exec
Interesting history (at least in terms of gun attacks on submarines!) His actions were highly commended. Looks like he is local and taking a pay cut. I wouldn't want the commute from Abergavenny to Southampton Let's hope he's got what it takes and can be an inspiring and effective chief exec WYSIATI
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5:14pm Thu 15 Nov 12

WYSIATI says...

Bobby47 - you'd better be polite - he might be after your crown
Bobby47 - you'd better be polite - he might be after your crown WYSIATI
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5:18pm Thu 15 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Where in Gods name is Lukio?
Where in Gods name is Lukio? bobby47
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5:20pm Thu 15 Nov 12

WYSIATI says...

He might have been in the cathedral and clocked by falling masonry
He might have been in the cathedral and clocked by falling masonry WYSIATI
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5:20pm Thu 15 Nov 12

WYSIATI says...

Or maybe he is acting undercover and is really Alistair Neill
Or maybe he is acting undercover and is really Alistair Neill WYSIATI
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5:21pm Thu 15 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Wysiati, Hello my friend. Yeah I was thinking that. I do hope this guy is going to make a difference and his appointment ain't the reaction of a star struck Mr Jarvis.
Take care my friend.
Wysiati, Hello my friend. Yeah I was thinking that. I do hope this guy is going to make a difference and his appointment ain't the reaction of a star struck Mr Jarvis. Take care my friend. bobby47
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5:23pm Thu 15 Nov 12

TwoWheelsGood says...

Cllr Hubbard has said on the IOC Facebook site that he's very pleased with the choice, so I'm cautiously optimistic. I don't envy the bloke - he's inherited one god awful mess ... which will, inevitably, require yet another reorganisation.
Cllr Hubbard has said on the IOC Facebook site that he's very pleased with the choice, so I'm cautiously optimistic. I don't envy the bloke - he's inherited one god awful mess ... which will, inevitably, require yet another reorganisation. TwoWheelsGood
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5:23pm Thu 15 Nov 12

WYSIATI says...

Hopefully he'll stand up to the members when needed and make them take responsibility for their decisions - they hold the purse strings and in the end they choose what services we get. You wouldn't think any of it was down to them sometimes (save the things that go well of course!)
Hopefully he'll stand up to the members when needed and make them take responsibility for their decisions - they hold the purse strings and in the end they choose what services we get. You wouldn't think any of it was down to them sometimes (save the things that go well of course!) WYSIATI
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5:27pm Thu 15 Nov 12

dippyhippy says...

Yes,I have been wondering about Lukio.This forum isn't the same without him.Lukio,if you can read this,but perhaps by some unfortunate mis-hap you are un-able to type-you are missed,come back!!Try holding a pointed stick between your toes,and tap out your message!
Yes,I have been wondering about Lukio.This forum isn't the same without him.Lukio,if you can read this,but perhaps by some unfortunate mis-hap you are un-able to type-you are missed,come back!!Try holding a pointed stick between your toes,and tap out your message! dippyhippy
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7:51am Fri 16 Nov 12

Ubique5740 says...

Mr Neill has proved that he has courage and will go where angels fear to tread.
He lives local.
I am sure that he will stand up to some of the weasels he will have to deal and mix with.
I wish him well.
Mr Neill has proved that he has courage and will go where angels fear to tread. He lives local. I am sure that he will stand up to some of the weasels he will have to deal and mix with. I wish him well. Ubique5740
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8:51am Fri 16 Nov 12

fordshire77 says...

If he is a Tory boy he will fit in and we will see no change.....but if not then we could well see some heads on the poles on the bridge!:)
If he is a Tory boy he will fit in and we will see no change.....but if not then we could well see some heads on the poles on the bridge!:) fordshire77
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11:11am Fri 16 Nov 12

TwoWheelsGood says...

His first move should be to sweep out all those indoctrinated by Common Purpose - we know the Council has spent £250k on their social engineering 'courses' for senior managers and look at the results. Which, of course, is exactly what Common Purpose aims to do - bring down democracy.
His first move should be to sweep out all those indoctrinated by Common Purpose - we know the Council has spent £250k on their social engineering 'courses' for senior managers and look at the results. Which, of course, is exactly what Common Purpose aims to do - bring down democracy. TwoWheelsGood
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11:41am Fri 16 Nov 12

VWVWVW says...

Don't get carried away! Check out the comments anout Mr Neill on the local Southampton Newspapers site.
Don't get carried away! Check out the comments anout Mr Neill on the local Southampton Newspapers site. VWVWVW
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11:48am Fri 16 Nov 12

VWVWVW says...

http://m.dailyecho.c
o.uk/
http://m.dailyecho.c o.uk/ VWVWVW
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12:42pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Ubique5740 says...

I notice that it appears to be done deal,he has resigned from his previous council to take effect in March 13.
Why hold a full council meeting to endorse the appointment?
I notice that it appears to be done deal,he has resigned from his previous council to take effect in March 13. Why hold a full council meeting to endorse the appointment? Ubique5740
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2:01pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

TwoWheels has called it right. He has to grasp the stinging nettle and get those within to wake up to the new reality.
We can no longer allow this culture of management speak and blue sky thinking to co exist with the tragedy that is developing outside the public service bubble.
He has to rid himself of the 'lets have a bloody meeting' routine. He has to stop this, ' I'm working from home today' culture and he has to grab hold of the unnecessary bureaucracy that has strangled the life out of common sense.
He must start looking at the crazy contracts that his past predecessors have negotiated and get some real value for money. Our bloody money.
At some stage he has to show some people the door and politely say we can't afford gimmicks anymore.
He has to lead by example and demonstrate to his staff that they have to buy their own coffee, bring their sandwiches to work and stop using the Councils time bogging themselves down with trivia that simply goes to hide the fact that many within the bubble have nothing to do.
He's gotta stop this haemorrhaging of Hereford money that gets shipped out to foreign consultancy firms. We pay huge salaries to so called qualified people so they must start making the decisions rather than paying some other agent to suggest the right course of action to take.
Finally, I don't want him coming here wanting to be liked. I simply want him to give me value for my money and I want him to lead in a language that I can understand.
TwoWheels has called it right. He has to grasp the stinging nettle and get those within to wake up to the new reality. We can no longer allow this culture of management speak and blue sky thinking to co exist with the tragedy that is developing outside the public service bubble. He has to rid himself of the 'lets have a bloody meeting' routine. He has to stop this, ' I'm working from home today' culture and he has to grab hold of the unnecessary bureaucracy that has strangled the life out of common sense. He must start looking at the crazy contracts that his past predecessors have negotiated and get some real value for money. Our bloody money. At some stage he has to show some people the door and politely say we can't afford gimmicks anymore. He has to lead by example and demonstrate to his staff that they have to buy their own coffee, bring their sandwiches to work and stop using the Councils time bogging themselves down with trivia that simply goes to hide the fact that many within the bubble have nothing to do. He's gotta stop this haemorrhaging of Hereford money that gets shipped out to foreign consultancy firms. We pay huge salaries to so called qualified people so they must start making the decisions rather than paying some other agent to suggest the right course of action to take. Finally, I don't want him coming here wanting to be liked. I simply want him to give me value for my money and I want him to lead in a language that I can understand. bobby47
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2:07pm Fri 16 Nov 12

fordshire77 says...

Bobby47 once again putting as we ALL want it, get this in print for next weeks HT.
Bobby47 once again putting as we ALL want it, get this in print for next weeks HT. fordshire77
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3:21pm Fri 16 Nov 12

William Rudd says...

Cost...100 million.Turn out between 10-15%
Cost...100 million.Turn out between 10-15% William Rudd
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3:24pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Will, For once I agree with you but your on the wrong thread of news.
Will, For once I agree with you but your on the wrong thread of news. bobby47
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