Tag Archives: Nathan Elvery

The ins and outs of quietly getting rid of a council CEO

Did she jump or was she pushed? Our employment law correspondent, PERRY FREEMASON, delves into the murky world of human resources at Fisher’s Folly to sift through another expensive mess at the council Morale among staff inside Fisher’s Folly is … Continue reading

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Man in the EY: how consultants have teamed up with Elvery

Croydon old boy Nathan Elvery, the man who did much to develop the council’s reputation for dodgy procurement processes and arrogant contempt for the public, is back in the news again. Elvery, the former Croydon chief executive, has provided the … Continue reading

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£300,000 – the price of failure for one former council chief exec

Nathan Elvery, the controversial Croydon Council chief executive who decided to pop down to the south coast for an easier life, was handed a juicy £265,000 pay-off by his erstwhile employers, West Sussex County Council, it has been reported this … Continue reading

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Council’s ex-chief Elvery gets sacked from West Sussex job

Nathan Elvery, for eight years one of Croydon’s most senior council officials, has been sacked from his latest job at West Sussex County Council, where he was chief executive. In 2014, Elvery had been promoted to the role of CEO … Continue reading

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Elvery’s colleagues exit amid council’s bullying scandal

The growing scandal surrounding Nathan Elvery, Croydon Council’s former chief exec, and his brief spell in charge at West Sussex County Council was ratcheted up a couple of notches this week, with a damning independent report about that local authority’s … Continue reading

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Former council chief exec Elvery is placed on ‘gardening leave’

You can take the boy out of Croydon, but can you take Croydon out of the boy? Maybe not, in the case of Nathan Elvery, the former chief exec of the council who it was reported yesterday is taking a … Continue reading

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Council office entrance closed because of ‘extreme’ weather

KEN LEE, our newshound on Mint Walk, sniffs out the latest piece of nonsense from the £140m council office building, where the main entrance has been ruled out-of-bounds Further proof, not that any has been needed, that Fisher’s Folly, the … Continue reading

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Elvery’s devoted staff can’t account for his expenses claim

Nathan Elvery, a man who did so much to create the culture and ethos that has been prevalent at Croydon Council during his reign there as chief finance officer, deputy CEO and ultimately as top banana, appears to have taken … Continue reading

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Ex-CEO Elvery and the mystery of the £47,500 removal perk

Our media monitor, KEN LEE, discovers a former senior council figure courting controversy, again Croydon Council old boy Nathan Elvery is back where he once had a regular home, in the pages of Private Eye. The David Brent beard is … Continue reading

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Private Eye’s asking question that Negrini refuses to answer

It has already been a bad week for Tony Newman, Croydon’s council leader, and Jo Negrini, his appointee as the borough clerk. Their handling of the council’s crisis over children’s services after the Ofsted inspectors’ “inadequate” report has not drawn … Continue reading

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Council’s £140m offices are to become a glorified Job Centre

WALTER CRONXITE on how the local council has been forced to take in more lodgers in its “prestige” £140m office building Tonight’s council cabinet meeting at the Town Hall is unlikely to uncover quite how the costs of building the … Continue reading

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Council-funded group promotes Tory campaign against 20mph

A “community” group that claims to be “apolitical” and which has received thousands of pounds of grant funding from the council, has promoted the campaign making the case against the council’s policy of introducing 20mph zones across the borough. It … Continue reading

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Brexit uncertainties could mean a crisis for Croydon’s face lift

In the aftermath of yesterday’s EU Referendum, WALTER CRONXITE finds some senior figures close to the £1.4bn Whitgift Centre redevelopment feeling very nervous about its prospects “The real fear now must be that Westfield walk away. They’ve done it before, … Continue reading

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Council was paying £110,000 per year to ‘despicable’ legal firm

Parents of children with special educational needs who have been forced to fight stressful and demanding legal cases to seek proper support from Croydon Council have won a small victory by getting the Town Hall to cancel arrangements for legal … Continue reading

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Council is paying two £180,000 CEO salaries at same time

Hard-up Croydon Council could be paying the £180,000 per year wages for two chief executives this month. That’s according to an email from the borough’s departing CEO, Nathan Elvery. Elvery’s last day working in the £140million over-priced council offices he … Continue reading

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Council pimps out £144m offices in £7.5m 10-year deal

Croydon’s cash-strapped Labour-run council is today celebrating clawing back just £7.5million-worth of the costs of Fisher’s Folly, the borough’s vastly over-priced civic headquarters. Over a period of 10 years. So only another £136 million to go. At this rate, it … Continue reading

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Peacock lands Town Hall top job for social care and housing

Barbara Peacock, a former senior council employee, has landed the executive director job in charge of education, housing and social care in the borough, the council announced this morning. Peacock will succeed Paul Greenhalgh as “executive director, people”, when he … Continue reading

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Negrini named as interim council CEO in four-month process

Jo Negrini is to be the interim chief executive of Croydon Council once her current boss, the entrepreneurial Nathan Elvery, leaves his job in June. Negrini has been chosen for the onerous task from a field of… err… just one. … Continue reading

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CEO Elvery causes row in Sussex over ‘offensive’ salary

Nathan Elvery, the £180,000 per year Croydon Council chief executive who never had to apply for his job, has caused a row down in sleepy Sussex by the Sea – and he has not yet even been confirmed in the … Continue reading

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Chief executive Elvery has quit £180,000 Croydon Council job

The council’s CEO is the third senior executive to announce their departure from Croydon so far this year. WALTER CRONXITE reports Ambitious for Croydon? Hmm, maybe the allure of the £1 billion Hammersfield development is not so attractive after all: … Continue reading

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Council’s newsletter gives the finger to LGBT month

Croydon Council’s press office is staffed, we understand, by six people. One or two used to work at the Sadvertiser, so we’re hardly dealing with Pulitzer prize-winning journalism here. The budget for the department is somewhere north of £500,000 per … Continue reading

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Council’s £170,000 per year education chief is set to retire

Paul Greenhalgh, one of Croydon Council’s most senior executives, is to retire from his job in Fisher’s Folly this summer. Aged 61, Greenhalgh will step down from his £170,000 per year position as “Executive Director, People” at the end of … Continue reading

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Coulsdon is thrown a CCURV ball: but who is responsible?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The collapse of the CCURV Coulsdon supermarket project, as we reported yesterday, is a worrying sign about our local authority’s ability to handle development schemes, warns DAVID WICKENS The £25-million “Bridge to Nowhere” at East Croydon broke one … Continue reading

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Coulsdon supermarket deal collapses as CCURV fails again

Croydon’s reliance on retailing for its economic salvation will come under even greater scrutiny after the council’s most senior official overseeing the multi-billion-pound redevelopment schemes around the borough identified the decline of high street shopping for the collapse of a … Continue reading

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Council official who brought Boxpark to Croydon has now got a top job with… Boxpark

A council official who was involved at a high level in key redevelopment schemes, which in the past six months have also included making a £3 million public finance loan to tempt Boxpark to set up next to East Croydon … Continue reading

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