Brentwood Conservatives are delighted to announce that Mr Philip Ruck has been appointed as a replacement for the outgoing Chief Exec, on a salary that saves taxpayers in excess of £10,000 per year.
Phil, who has been with the Council for a couple of years has been acting as the Head of Paid Service (the most senior position within the council officer team) on a temporary basis, since May 2015. Six months in to the job, his role has now been formalised and made permanent and will commence with immediate effect.
Conservative Council Leader, Louise McKinlay said "We are very lucky to have someone of Phil's calibre and experience take on the senior officer role here in Brentwood. Since May, a number of projects have been progressed and Phil has demonstrated a real drive for delivery and strong man-management skills. I have very much enjoyed working with him and look forward to continuing to do so."
Phil has carved out a strong reputation both with staff and councillors across the political parties and his appointment on a basic of £90,000 with an additional £5,000 available for meeting key objectives, was supported unanimously at last night's Full Council meeting.
Louise added, " Forever mindful of the public sector purse, the appointment to the position will give us a strong candidate on a very competitive salary. In this current environment, this is extremely important and demonstrates that public sector pay constraint is possible. The decision secures talented senior management for our Council as we continue to deliver for Brentwood residents."