Auditor finds 'governance breakdown' over chief's payoff

By Dan Peters | 13 January 2022

Pembrokeshire CC must ‘regain public trust’ after Wales’ auditor general detailed a ‘serious breakdown in governance’ over the payoff to former chief executive Ian Westley.

Auditor general Adrian Crompton’s report in the public interest found a ‘failure to address and resolve relationship difficulties between members and officers, disregard of external legal advice, failure to comply with legal requirements, and poor and untransparent decision-making’.

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