Chief Executive suspended for two months

Following an EGM of the National Park Authority, Members agreed that the Chief Executive should be suspended on full pay whilst investigations continue into the management of the Authority.

Mrs Mary Taylor, Chairman of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority said: “Following the review of a number of external and internal investigations examining the leadership of the Authority and the management of planning services, Members of the National Park Authority have today agreed to the suspension of the Chief Executive Christopher Gledhill.  I would like to emphasize that today’s suspension is not an indication of wrongdoing and meant only to ensure that continuing investigations remain neutral.

“Whilst ongoing investigations into the management of this Authority continue I would like to take this opportunity to reassure our communities that the Officers and Members of this Authority continue to work extremely hard to deliver our services.”

Mr John Cook, Director of Countryside since October 2007, has been appointed acting Chief Executive of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority.

He said:  “The Members, staff and I will work collaboratively to strengthen relationships with our residents ensuring that this Authority continues to be a positive place for our employees to work, and to build value for all our communities and neighbours.”