Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Really Rotten Boroughs - Suffolk County Council
My regular reader will know that this is not the first time that I have written about the antics of Suffolk County Council's Chief Executive Andrea Hill, but this time it seems that she has really excelled herself...
It has been alledged - note my careful use of the 'alledged' word - that Ms Hill's bullying style of management has led to the suicide of one of her managers. She has been told to remain at home on full pay while an inquiry looks into the death of David White, the acting head of the Tory-run authority’s legal department.
Mr White was found hanged in woods at Butley near Woodbridge, Suffolk, on April 4. The 51-year-old married father had been given the additional responsibility of interim monitoring officer after Eric Whitfield, the officer who previously had the role, suddenly quit.
Ms Hill seems to be rather unlucky with her management team. You might remember my post in December last year regarding Michael Gower who quit his post because 'there is no such thing as a free lunch'. Since then, several other managers have also walked out.
Anyway, the lovely Andrea is on gardening leave whilst this is being looked into - which basically now means that she is being paid her exorbitant salary to sit at home and do sod all, the latest example of a culture in this country that rewards people for failing...
( You can read more about this by clicking here, here or here )