OnTheWight understands that Steve Beynon, who is currently Chief Executive of the Isle of Wight Council and Director of Schools and Learning, will be leaving.
It is expected that his departure will be announced in today’s internal newsletter circulated to IW council employees, called The Vine.
When would he go?
What isn’t currently clear is the date of his departure.
Back in November, Steve told OnTheWight that he had “no intention” of leaving before the election in May.
If it is to happen before then, the date of 26th March is likely to be important, as the council goes into ‘pre-election period’, a self-imposed, virtual lock-down before the election, when no controversial items are to be acted out.
Caretaker to be put in place
We understand that Stuart Love, currently Director of Economy and the Environment, will be placed in a caretaker role and that the role of Chief Exec will be removed (as has been discussed), opting instead for a senior director role.
Stuart has long been the name mentioned as the likely successor to Beynon.