Caerphilly council chief executive resigns

Caerphilly Council Stuart Rosser will leave his post at Caerphilly council at Christmas

The chief executive of Caerphilly council has resigned from the authority after 14 years.

Stuart Rosser has worked in local government for a total of 38 years, and has spent the last five as the local authority's leading officer.

Accepting his resignation, Caerphilly council leader Lindsay Whittle said Mr Rosser's career had been "exemplary".

He added that Mr Rosser had "provided excellent stewardship to this authority".

Mr Rosser will leave his post at Christmas, said the council.

A council spokesman said: "We can confirm that Stuart Rosser, the chief executive of Caerphilly County Borough Council, has offered his resignation.

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"Councillor Lindsay Whittle, the leader of the council has accepted it. The normal process will be to prepare a report for council to accept this resignation formally and determine how the organisation will deal with the future recruitment of this post."

Speaking on behalf of the council's members and staff, Mr Whittle said: "I wish to state that Stuart Rosser has provided excellent stewardship to this authority both as a director and most recently as chief executive.

"His advice to members has always been greatly appreciated across the political sphere and his resignation, as with every role he has undertaken, has been delivered in a temperate and understated manner."

He added that the council cabinet respected Mr Rosser's decision, and had "ensured the authority is ready to face the difficult challenges which lie ahead of us".

"His prudent management leaves the council as a robust and fit for purpose organisation," he added.

"His career in local government has been exemplary and I personally wish him the very best in the future as I am sure all members of this authority will as well."

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