Terry A’Hearn has stepped down from his position as Chief Executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency following allegations regarding his conduct.
Although the agency refused to comment further on the nature of these allegations, Bob Downes, Chairman of SEPA said in a statement on Friday:
“Following conduct allegations, Terry A’Hearn has stepped down and left his position. SEPA has a clear Code of Conduct and takes conduct allegations very seriously indeed. In order to protect anonymity, SEPA is unable to comment further.”
Mr. Downes went on to confirm that recruitment for a new Chief Executive would shortly commence and in the interim, Chief Officer, Jo Green would be Acting Chief Executive, supported by SEPA’s Agency Management Team.