24th February 2018
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Tell us how they perform (Les Sinclair)

The Shetland Times of 3rd October carried an article relating to the resignation of James Gray, SIC executive manager of finance.

Given that Mr Gray has clearly demonstrated his worth to Shetland over his three-year tenure, this news can only be seen as a setback in relation to continued progress on the SIC financial front.

Let’s hope the SIC is able to find a replacement who is able to work with Mr Gray’s team to carry on the task of maintaining sound financial reporting into the future that they have demonstrated they are well able to do through their recent past performance.

It seems a pity that other SIC senior managers, particularly those whose remuneration was listed in The Shetland Times of 26th September, are not able to demonstrate their worth to Shetland in the way Mr Gray and his team have done.

Surely it is well beyond time that an analysis of objectives set for SIC senior officials against those achieved by them is published on a regular basis?

Given the generally dire performance by SIC over the past 20 years, surely the people of Shetland deserve nothing less.

Les Sinclair
8 Annsbrae Place,
Lerwick.

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