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 role for the county council based in Chichester.
The Tories running West Sussex council have been accused of “muddled thinking” over the appointment, which comes two years after they scrapped the costly CEO’s role.
Local trades union leaders, meanwhile, have described Elvery’s “stellar” salary as “highly offensive” at a time of local authority austerity job cuts.
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