TNRD receiving applications for CAO position

Deadline for applications to succeed ousted CAO Sukh Gill is June 6

The search is underway for a CAO to replace Sukh Gill, who departed the regional district suddenly earlier this year with a large payout for undisclosed reasons.

TNRD board chair Ken Gillis said Thursday the position has been posted and applications have already been received.

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“I think it’s going to draw quite a bit of attention, probably throughout Western Canada, I would expect,” Gillis told the board during its regular meeting, which was streamed live on Facebook.

Sukh Gill
Former TNRD CAO Sukh Gill.

Gill was with the regional district for two decades prior to his abrupt departure in February. The former CAO was paid at least $350,000 when he left — including severance pay, pension benefits, vacation payout, legal and counselling fees and a laptop and cell phone — with a settlement agreement legally requiring the regional district to call his departure a “retirement.”

The reasons for his effective ouster remain undisclosed by the regional district.

In the interim, former City of Kamloops CAO Randy Diehl has stepped into the role as the regional district’s top staffer. According to Gillis, Diehl indicated to the regional district he would stay into the summer, until someone can permanently fill the role.

The pandemic has made hiring more challenging, Gillis previously told KTW.

An online post for the CAO position notes the start date is to be determined, but the application deadline is June 6. Qualifications required include a post-secondary degree in business/public administration or related discipline, with several years of management experience, strong leadership and communication skills, knowledge of local government legislation and the ability to exercise independence in decision-making.

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