Jay Jayasundara

JJ (as he was often referred to during his time at Isle of Wight council) headed the team that designed the council’s 25 year long Roads PFI, in his role as PFI Programme Director.

He oversaw the whole process including the selection of the contract bidders.

He left Isle of Wight council a few months after the PFI contract was signed with Vinci, only days before the PFI was to start, on 1st April 2013.

How much has Jay Jayasundara ‘saved’ from PFI contract you asked – Here’s what we found out

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He’s been paid an extra £95,000 for six months’ work to find areas to cut from the Highways PFI contract (he originally received a £180k+/year package to design), but just how much will he be saving the council, OnTheWight asked.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 4:18pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Consultant paid nearly £100,000 in six months to fix PFI contract he designed

The PFI contract being signed

The man who used to pull in £180+k/year while he was setting up the Isle of Wight roads PFI is back being paid by IWC and as well as being paid £95,000 for six months' work to fix the contract, his £750 per month rent is covered by IWC.

Monday, 4th March, 2019 8:35am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Green light to pay Jay Jayasundara another £70,000 for PFI savings

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As revealed by OnTheWight back in March, Jay Jayasundara has already been back on the Isle of Wight since the beginning of the year examining the Highways PFI contract he was paid handsomely to create.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 10:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council slammed for return of controversial PFI architect

The PFI contract being signed

Chairman of the IWC, Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox said, “The majority of the issues we have are, and have been experienced and caused by that person. I think the public need to know that.”

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to offer Roads PFI architect a third bite at the cherry

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Having been paid by the Isle of Wight council to work out if there were any savings to be made on the Highways PFI contract (the one he originally architected), JJ could now be paid more money to make those savings. Nice!

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 4:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Architect of Isle of Wight Highways PFI contract is back! (updated)

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The man who used to pull in £180+k/year while he was setting up the Isle of Wight roads PFI is back being paid by IWC. His mission? To save money OnTheWight has been told. The council responds.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 7:01pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

One of the last highways PFI team members is to leave IW council

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One of the last remain architects of the IWC highways PFI is to leave the council, just short of a year since it officially started.

Friday, 7th February, 2014 3:58pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Road PFI: Detailed report on Ventnor roadshow

Many subjects, including residents questions, were covered on the night, and are detailed below for you. The last of the 'roadshow' event is taking place tonight in Cowes.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2013 3:12pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Letter: The case for the Cowes asphalt plant

James Luke asks what value does the proposed asphalt plant bring to the Island and the people who live here?

Wednesday, 9th January, 2013 1:51pm

By James Luke with 8 readers' comments

Jay Jayasundara: PFI head to leave with two others (Updated)

Surprisingly the man who structured the Island's road PFI is leaving in March - just before it actually starts on 1st April 2013.

Friday, 7th December, 2012 4:58pm

By Simon Perry with 21 readers' comments

First PFI briefing leaves many questions unanswered, say attendees

Both council and main contractor appeared unprepared for questions, we're told.

Wednesday, 7th November, 2012 12:01pm

By Julia Baker-Smith with 11 readers' comments

Letter to the Editor: PFI contract signing

Mike Starke fills in some gaps to the highways PFI contract funder, Meridiam.

Friday, 28th September, 2012 10:51am

By Mike Starke with 23 readers' comments