Philip Hygate To Take Early Retirement

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has announced that chief executive, Philip Hygate, is to take early retirement, with effect from 10 January 2013.

Mr Hygate has been chief executive since January 1992, a period of 21 years, making him one of the longest-serving Local Authority chief executives in the country.

A Council spokesperson said that during Mr Hygate’s tenure as chief executive, the Council went through a period of significant modernization and investment, particularly in respect of education, economic development and infrastructure.

Chairman, Mike Hicks, thanked Mr Hygate for his long service to the Council and community and wished him well in the future.

Mr Hygate said: “It has been a privilege to be part of such a special place and to have contributed to securing its well-being and potential. I wish Scilly the best for the future.”

Mr Hygate had been suspended from his role since October 30th.


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