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Interim Gov CEO off to Ealing

Interim Gov CEO off to Ealing

Monday 13 December 2021

Interim Gov CEO off to Ealing

Monday 13 December 2021

The Government’s Interim CEO will be taking on the new challenge of becoming Interim CEO of the London Borough of Ealing when he finishes in Jersey.

Paul Martin was appointed on a year-long contract to steady the ship after Charlie Parker agreed to step down amid the fallout over his second job.

He became the island’s leading civil servant, having previously held the top role across the London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond. The recruitment exercise to appoint him, and a permanent CEO, cost £160,000.

Mr Martin’s successor, outgoing Belfast CEO Suzanne Wylie, was officially appointed in September. The Chief Minister said that Mr Martin did not apply for the role.

Since then, handover meetings have been taking place both virtually and face-to-face.


Pictured: Mr Martin giving an address at a Chamber of Commerce event.

Ms Wylie, who beat off competition from around 70 other candidates, arrives in Jersey in January, and will take up her post in February 2022. She will be the first woman to hold the top public sector job in Jersey.

Mr Martin said: "I have loved my time in Jersey and would like to thank everyone I have worked with for the opportunity to serve the Island as interim Chief Executive. I’ve made many new friends and colleagues with whom I will keep in touch in the months and years ahead.

“I'm pleased to now have the opportunity to help Ealing Council over the coming months and aim to move the council forward in partnership with elected members."

Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondré added: “I would like to thank Paul for all his support and dedication during his time as Interim CEO.

“We wish him the very best in his new role with Ealing Council.”

Ealing is a district in West London, and has an estimated population of around 340,000 people.

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