The announcement today that ASDA chief executive Andy Clarke is to be the new chairman of a soon-to-be-revamped Marketing Leeds has led at least one commentator to suggest that expectations are now going to be raised that “the long search for a new chief executive (of Marketing Leeds) may also be approaching an end”.
Raised expectations? I don’t think so.
It’s only six months, after all, since the original would-be chief execs sent in their applications, four months since the search was widened, two months since the Council said a new appointment process would begin shortly and a week till current incumbent Deborah Green is supposed to be stepping down.
What’s the rush?
We’re with Leeds Marketing on this one. The job is where it’s been for half a year, “currently in recruitment”.