ILEX may be chairless and chiefless by Hallowe’en
LONDONDERRY regeneration company ILEX may be without a Chair or a Chief Executive by Hallowe’en as it emerges a bid to find a successor to Roy McNulty during the summer failed.
Roy McNulty’s old job was advertised with a salary of just £30k ‘commensurate with experience’ despite the outgoing chair having earned £128,147 in salary, expenses and tax contributions (NIC) in 2008/9 alone.
But although a new ILEX chair was supposed to be busy 2 or 3 days a month acting as midwife of the ‘social and economic rebirth’ of Londonderry by this summer, the Office of first Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) says it has not found a replacement.
In a joint statement the OFMDFM Ministers advised: “A competition to find a new Chairperson was undertaken in early 2012. The competition failed to attract a suitably wide field of candidates and as a result a new public appointment competition will be advertised later this year.
“The current Chief Executive of Ilex recently announced her intention to step down from the post with effect from October 31, 2012. Arrangements to secure a suitable successor are currently being considered.”
The three year appointment will take the new incumbent up to the deadline suggested by consultancy BDO for the proposed winding down of ILEX.
The BDO review, which was published last year, envisaged the firm being wound down by 2016 and hoped the “end game” in terms of delivery of the redevelopment of Ebrington, Fort George and the Mark II regeneration plan was in sight.
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