Second boss at Brent Council steps down from his role

Clive Heaphy, the borough’s director of finance, leaves two months after chief executive

A second town hall chief has stepped down from his role at Brent Council in two months, the Times can reveal.

Clive Heaphy is believed to have left his post his role of director of finance last week.

Mr Heaphy was suspended in September amid allegations of gross misconduct.

The allegations have since been withdrawn but Mr Heaphy decided to leave regardless.

The departure comes after Gareth Daniel, the long standing chief executive, left his �203,342-a-year post in September.

The Times had exclusively revealed that Mr Daniel, who had led the post for 14 years and worked for the council since 1986, had fallen out with Cllr Muhammed Butt, Brent Council leader.

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It is not yet known who will take over the �135,105 position.

A spokesman for Brent Council said: “The allegations of gross misconduct against the Director of Finance and Corporate Resources, Clive Heaphy, have been withdrawn.

“Mr Heaphy has decided, however, to voluntarily leave the council’s employment to pursue other career opportunities.”

Former Tower Hamlets chief executive Christine Gilbert – wife of former Harrow East MP Tony McNulty has taken over as interim chief executive.