Former Norfolk County Council chief set for £250,000 redundancy package

Anne Gibson. Picture: Denise Bradley

Anne Gibson. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2013

A former managing director of Norfolk County Council looks set to be made redundant, with a quarter of a million pound compensation package.

Anne Gibson's County Hall role of executive director of resources has been recommended to be axed under a review by managing director Dr Wendy Thompson.

That would see Ms Gibson, who was acting managing director of the council from April 2013 until August 2014, eligible for severance package of at least £250,000.

It would include just over £77,000 in redundancy pay, almost £14,000 of pay in lieu of notice and a pension pot payment of almost £160,000 into to compensate for early pension payment.

The figure could yet increase if other contractual payments, such as for holiday not taken, are applicable.

Because the one-off severance package exceeds £100,000, the full council will have to agree to delete the post. It meets on Monday, July 25.

Dr Thomson said: 'As a result of changes, including substantial cost savings, in the resources department, we have reached a point where a new smaller team cannot justify the cost of an executive director.

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'In the light of that, if council approves the statutory costs of the redundancy, Anne Gibson will leave the council.

'Anne has served the county well for more than 14 years in a variety of senior roles and has made a valuable contribution, which is much appreciated by colleagues and members alike.'

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