Boris Johnson's new Chair of the Fire Authority Brian Coleman is 'too confrontational' and 'lacks interest' in the views of opposition members of the authority, according to a new report.
nicked reported by the Barnet Times
According to the latest Ethical Governance Audit, ongoing tensions between Coleman and other members of LFEPA has led to a 'decline in trust in the political establishment.'
Although Coleman is praised for his 'robust' and 'effective' leadership the report highlights a number of concerns about his behaviour and style of communication indicating that:
'some reflection on use of language in public may be beneficial.'
The report recommends that Coleman should meet with the Chair of the Standards Committee as a way of 'anchoring behaviour and ethics at a senior political leadership level.' Coleman has yet to agree.
The report also recommends that all gifts and hospitality received by members should be made available online as they are for other parts of the GLA.
On this last recommendation the authority responded that: "consent [will] be sought from members individually."
The report will be considered in a full meeting of LFEPA to be held next week