Theo Leijser will be leaving the Council of the Isles of Scilly as its Chief Executive at the end of this month. He is leaving after 5 years to take his career in a new direction, having delivered much of what he was appointed to do. The Council will now progress the appointment of a new Chief Executive.
Theo Leijser said: “I am very sorry to be leaving the Isles of Scilly as I have thoroughly enjoyed my time living and working here. I have greatly valued working for the Council over the last 5 years. However, at this point in time this is the right move for me and my family.
“I believe that in partnership with Councillor colleagues, a great team of Officers, and external partners we have achieved a lot. I was set the task of bringing about change and transformation, and I believe I have done so. I have focused on achieving outcomes, transforming the way the Council works and creating a new narrative for the islands to meet the challenges facing Scilly. Smart Islands has put the Isles of Scilly on the map.
I am very proud of what the Council has achieved over the past 5 years and am confident that both the Council and the Isles of Scilly are in a strong position to move forward.”
Chairman of Council, Robert Francis, said: “I would like to thank Theo for the work he has done over the past 5 years and wish him well. He leaves behind a strong and committed team of officers, staff and Councillors who will work together to build a bright future for the Isles of Scilly. I will be working with fellow Councillors to recruit Theo’s successor as soon as possible.”