Kevin Adderley was the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment at Wirral Council. He joined the Council in 2005 having previously spent 29 years as a civil servant working for various government departments largely focusing on key areas including employment, skills and inclusion issues. He was an instrumental player in the design of the government’s welfare to work programme and the creation of Job Centre Plus. With the Council, Kevin designed Wirral’s Investment Strategy in 2007, and has since driven it forward with significant success. Kevin left the Council in 2015 and has now joined the Wirral Chamber of Commerce as its Group Managing Director, and will support the development its internationalism links.
Our readers may have noticed we published a previous version of this report but held it in abeyance until it was confirmed exactly where former Wirral Council Super-Duper Director Kevin “Addled” Adderley had landed on his feet.Deeply aggrieved Wirral Council staff had been reporting to us that they’d heard that dearly departed Addled had – with indecent haste – found himself a lucrative new gig.
And it would seem it is exactly as we predicted as Addled is Wirral Chamber of Commerce’s new Group Managing Director.
Curiously there appears to have been no media announcement about this high profile appointment.This is unusual as the main role of Wirral Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Paula Basnett seems to be photo opportunities where she displays a weapons grade spray tan whilst shaking someone’s hand.
Addled will also be working alongside Chamber of Commerce Chair and The Contact Company Chief Executive Asif “Massive” Hamid – and when we say “Massive” we are of course referring to Mr.Hamid’s seemingly unstoppable burgeoning business empire. As one of our contacts says about Addled : ” It appears as though the delegation trips abroad had the desired effect and generated a very nice job for him in his retirement!”
This of course begs the question that if Addled wanted to pursue “exciting new opportunities” with organisations with increasingly close ties to Wirral Council as to why council taxpayers had to fork out a £250,000 kiss off.
Therefore and speaking on behalf of Wirral council taxpayers – we’d like to ask another Wirral Chamber of Commerce Board Member – Wirral Council leader Phil “Power Boy Pip” Davies that if he was truly committed to protecting services and saving money he should be asking for OUR £250,000 back !.
Just to clarify Pip – the people of Wirral are not here to fund your manifest and repeated failings in dealing with embarrassing situations involving either council officers or councillors……………….