Stuart Love, the council’s Strategic Director for Economy and the Environment will be leaving the Isle of Wight council.
Mr Love joined the council in November 2006 from Westminster City Council around the same time as former Chief Executive, Joe Duckworth.
It’s reported by the County Press this morning that Mr Love will be joining Southampton City Council as director of economy and environment, although it’s not known when.
It’s strongly rumoured that Mr Love will not be replaced.
News was broken at the end of last week when Southampton council briefed their staff about Mr Love’s impending arrival.
Previous job share with Southampton
Readers will remember in January 2012 the Isle of Wight council agreed to share Stuart Love with Southampton City Council in the role of Director of Environment.
The arrangement didn’t last very long, by May 2012, it was announced that Mr Love would only continue working with Southampton City Council until July 2012.
His departure follows the news on Friday that Ian Anderson, strategic director for community wellbeing and social care, would be leaving the council this month following a restructure of services.
OnTheWight is awaiting a response from the council and will update here once we hear back from them.