John Metcalfe

John Metcalfe has been at the Isle of Wight council since 1997. He held the position of Deputy Managing Director prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer to the Isle of Wight council on 2nd December 2015.

His LinkedIn profile states that he was ‘Head of Leisure Services’ at Chester-le-Street District Council prior to that, spending eleven years there.

See how Isle of Wight County Hall salaries fare in the ‘Town Hall Rich List’

county hall

Isle of Wight Council say the salaries, particularly the CEO's, were below average when compared with many across the country.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 4:17pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Growing concern from some Isle of Wight residents over the possible 5G rollout

van with giveG as registration plate

Leader of Isle of Wight council says "it's not a priority for us to get to 5G", the CEO says they do not have the power to restrict the rollout, and some residents say "our health and environment come before faster Internet speeds".

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council appoints new permanent Director of Neighbourhoods

Colin Rowland

The new Director of Neighbourhoods says his aim will be to support staff in "further improving the efficiency and effectiveness" of services for the benefit of the Island’s residents and visitors.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 9:09am

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council CEO slammed over delays in committing to Mental Health campaign

CEO John Metcalfe and Clare Mosdell

Cllr Brodie says the Isle of Wight Council should be "hanging its head in shame, not crowing about something they could have signed up to some time ago".

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New assistant Isle of Wight council CEO confirmed

red curtain

The name will be familiar for those who have been involved in planning applications over the last few years.

Friday, 20th July, 2018 4:18pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

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

Green traffic light

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 to offer Roads PFI architect a third bite at the cherry

money and calculator

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

Press and public excluded from meeting about the new assistant chief executive

John Metcalfe - Now CEO of Isle of Wight council - 25 Nov 2015

The controversial restructuring of senior management at the Isle of Wight council begins next week when the Appointments Panel consider a new assistant chief executive and chief strategy officer.

Friday, 29th June, 2018 2:37pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Meet the ‘scambassadors’ and sign up to become a ‘friend against scams’

Isle of Wight Council chief executive, John Metcalfe; Isle of Wight Council leader, Dave Stewart; Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely; and Cabinet member for community safety and public protection, Tig

The Isle of Wight council are encouraging residents to sign up to become a ‘friend against scams’.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 11:19am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight fire stations could be owned by Hampshire in combined authority plan

newport fire station full parade

Concerns were raised at last night's Scrutiny Committee, after it was revealed that under the plans for a combine Fire Authority, Hampshire would own the Island's 11 fire stations.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 11:00am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

OnTheWight get to the bottom of the £700,000 PFI savings ‘confusion’

savings and calculator

When the Isle of Wight council Cabinet were questioned last week over a missed £700,000 saving on the PFI contract, the Cabinet member's (Ian Ward) response appeared to be contradicted by the CEO. OnTheWight has been digging to seek clarity.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 10:18am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Council leader gives ‘truly disappointing performance’ during floating bridge debate says Cowes councillor

Cllr Neil Oliver reports back from the Cowes Town Council meeting which saw both the Leader and CEO of the Isle of Wight Council attend to answer questions about the floating bridge. He declared the performance of the leader as "truly disappointing".

Friday, 15th December, 2017 8:42am

By Neil Oliver with 21 readers' comments