Disciplinary hearing dropped after Cheshire East Chief Exec resigns

An investigation into the Chief Executive of Cheshire East Council has ended, after he resigned.

A hearing into allegations relating to Mike Suarez, who has been suspended since April 2017, was due to begin today (12 July).

Councillor Margaret Simon, acting chair of the cross-party investigation and disciplinary committee (IDC), said: “It is confirmed that Mr Suarez resigned on 9 July 2018 with immediate effect and without notice.

"The resignation was accepted by Kath O’ Dwyer, acting chief executive on 10 July. Mr Suarez will receive his contractual and statutory entitlement to outstanding holiday pay and salary to 9 July 2018. 

“The IDC reconvened at Macclesfield Town Hall at 10.30am today. However, as the IDC can only deal with matters in relation to existing statutory officers of the council, there is no need to proceed with the disciplinary hearing, due to the resignation of Mr Suarez.”



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