Issue - meetings

Appointment of Finance Director

Meeting: 14/12/2022 - Transport for the North Board (Item 4)

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To receive and consider the recommendation of the Appointment Sub-Committee.

Lead: Martin Tugwell 

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4.1          Members received the report from the Head of HR.

4.2          Cllr Little proposed the appointment of Mr. Paul Kelly and this was seconded by Mr. Peter Kennan.

4.3          The Chair thanked Cllr Little and the Members on the Appointment Panel for all their hard work during the process.


1)   That Board approves the appointment of Mr. Paul Kelly, Finance Director (S151 Financial Officer) from 15 December 2022 and notes the intention of the Chief Executive in consultation with the Head of Human Resources to use delegated authority already approved under the Constitution to confirm the interim appointment made from 17 March 2022 as permanent from 15 December 2022.

2)   That Board notes that TfN’s Chief Executive will agree the Finance Director’s probationary objectives and monitor performance.

3)   That Board notes the appointment of Mr. Darren Oldham to the role of Rail & Roads Director and Ms. Katie Day to the role of Strategy, Policy & Communications Director, both appointments effective from 6 February 2023.

4)   That Board notes the revised annual objective setting arrangements which have been adopted for TfN’s Chief Executive and Independent Chair.