Monday, 18 February 2013

Link4Life Bosses under scrutiny!

Leisure bosses rapped for credit card use

An investigation found senior bosses at a charity which runs sports and arts services in Rochdale ‘inappropriately used’ company credit cards.

The leader of Rochdale Council, Colin Lambert, confirmed to the Rochdale Observer last Saturday, that Link4Life’s managing director Craig McAteer, his deputy managing director, Peter Kilkenny, and finance and business support manager David Weldon, were accused of serious misconduct following an independent probe.  The investigator concluded some of the breaches were ‘potentially disciplinary offences and many of the others arise from a failure of systems or judgement’

According to the Rochdale Observer, all three bosses have been reprimanded and apologised to the trust’s board.   But the council has now written to Link4Life demanding more serious sanctions are taken.  Councillor Colin Lambert, said:  'These are very serious allegations and I intend to call for an urgent meeting with the board to discuss them.' 

Link4Life said it was ‘not appropriate to make any comment’.

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