Another Ballarat City Council director is out the door after nearly two decades with the organisation.
The City of Ballarat's long-serving director of business services Glenn Kallio is no longer with the Ballarat council management.
In a statement attributed to new interim CEO Janet Dore issued on Monday in response to questions from The Courier, the City of Ballarat wrote Mr Kallio had "made the decision to leave the organisation".
"...I have accepted this decision," said the statement attributed to Ms Dore.
"I'd like to thank Glenn for his commitment to his role over the years and recognise the contribution he has made as a highly competent financial professional."
The Courier understands Mr Kallio left his employment and offices at the City of Ballarat on Friday.
His departure comes as Ms Dore engages outside experts to analyse structural changes needed at the council and reviews the directors' roles, inviting the incumbents to reapply following reassessment of the workplace culture.
Ms Dore has been in the city's top role for less than three weeks.
Mr Kallio's departure also follows the loss to the city of another senior manager, Terry Demeo who resigned in May following the highly critical Ombudsman's report.
Mr Kallio joined the City of Ballarat as chief financial officer in the early 2000s, becoming director of business services in August 2016 in a major reshuffle undertaken by the new, now-departed CEO Justine Linley.
Despite a reputation for micro-managing the city's finances to a high degree and calling other directors' spending to account, Mr Kallio was criticised in an IBAC report into corrupt contracting undertaken by former City of Ballarat sport and recreation manager Lukas Carey between 2013 and 2015.
The report found "council did not provide adequate oversight of senior employees" and that as "a result, opportunities to detect and correct Mr Carey's conduct were missed," with Mr Kallio's investigations into the matter being "poorly conducted".
The Courier asked further questions of the council's media unit regarding a wider restructure of executive management.
No response was received by deadline.
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