Councils' senior director leaves after '˜absence'

One of Adur and Worthing councils' most senior directors has left her role.

Monday, 18th September 2017, 10:51 am
Updated Monday, 18th September 2017, 10:52 am
Worthing Town Hall

Jane Eckford, director for customer service, joined the authorities in 2014, shortly after the appointment of chief executive Alex Bailey.

But following a period of absence, Ms Eckford has decided to leave the councils, a short memo confirmed.

Mr Bailey wrote: “I am writing to let you know that Jane Eckford (director for customer service) has now made the decision to leave Adur and Worthing Councils. I know you will join me in wishing her well for her future.

“For the immediate future I will continue to line manage the four customer service heads of service (Paul Tonking, Garry Goacher, Tony Patching and Jan Jonker) as I have during Jane’s absence. I will be talking to them, CLT (corporate leadership team) colleagues and the leaders about future management arrangements and I will let you know the outcome as soon as possible.”