Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

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Appointment of Chair


Councillor Susan Brown was elected Chair of the Committee for the remainder of the municipal year.


Appointment of Vice-Chair

Appointment of a Vice-Chair may not be considered necessary.


The Committee agreed not to appoint a vice-chair.


Apologies for absence and substitutions; declarations of interest


Councillors Turner and Linda Smith sent apologies.

There were no declarations of interest.




Part II - Matters Exempt from publication

The Committee resolved to exclude the press and public from the meeting during its consideration of the remaining business in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 because their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information relating to candidates for interview as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.



Appointment of Executive Director, Development

To consider an appointment to the post of Executive Director, Development.


(Exempt – paragraphs 1 and 2– information relating to any individual and information which is likely to lead to the identity of an individual.)


The public interest in maintaining the exemption is so that discussions and deliberations of the Committee with and about candidates are not compromised and so that the confidentiality of information provided by candidates is protected.


The Appointments Committee interviewed candidates for the post.


The Committee agreed to select Tom Bridgman as their preferred candidate for the post of Executive Director (Development)

and delegated the offer of the post and agreement of all terms and conditions to the Chief Executive,

subject to confirmation within a time set by the Head of Business Improvement that no member of the City Executive Board has any objection to the appointment, or to the Committee’s judgement that such objections are neither material nor well-founded.


Agreement of the minutes of this meeting


The Appointments Committee agreed these minutes as a correct record before the close of the meeting, and the Chair signed these as such.