Agenda and draft minutes

People, Performance and Development Committee
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 3.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room C, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN

Contact: Vickie Neal 

Items
No. Item

54/19

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

55/19

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter

     

    (i)         Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)        Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

     

    NOTES:

     

            Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest

            As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)

            Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

    Minutes:

    There were none.

56/19

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

    Recommendation: That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government

    Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information under the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

     

     

     

     

    PART TWO – IN PRIVATE

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED: That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information under the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

57/19

Senior Appointment of Chief of Staff

    The People, Performance and Development is asked to proceed with interviewing for the post of Chief of Staff.

     

    The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Committee. The Committee will then discuss and, if appropriate appoint to the role of Chief of Staff. This recommendation is subject to the notification of every Member of the Cabinet of the proposed appointment and their right of objection specified in the notification.

    Minutes:

    Declarations of interest:

     

    None

     

    Witnesses:

     

    Jackie Foglietta – Director of HR & OD

     

    Dave Hill, Executive Director for Children, Families, Lifelong Learning & Culture

     

    Key points raised during the discussion:

     

    1. The People, Performance and Development Committee conducted final interviews for the role of Chief Fire Officer at Surrey County Council. During the interview, the candidate responded to a number of set questions asked by the Committee.
    2. Following the end of the presentation and interview, Members discussed the performance of the candidates in detail and agreed that Piali Das Gupta demonstrated the skills and experience necessary to be Chief of Staff.

     

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    The People, Performance and Development Committee agreed to appoint Piali Das Gupta to the role of Chief of Staff. 

     

58/19

PUBLICITY OF PART 2 ITEMS