She was only appointed in February, but Nominet has announced they have terminated their Chief Commercial Officer Jill Finney due to âincreasing public scrutinyâ. Nominet believed that this scrutiny made âit impossible for her to continue with her role and responsibilities.â
Finney was one of three âofficials alleged to have been involved in an NHS regulator’s cover-up of failures over deaths of babies at a Cumbria hospital have been identified,â according to a BBC News report.
Finney was âsaid to be present at a meeting where deletion of a critical report was allegedly discussed.â
Consultants âGrant Thornton found that in 2011 an internal review was ordered into how problems had gone unnoticed.â
âBut the author of the report – Louise Dineley, CQC head of regulatory risk and quality – said that in a meeting in March 2012 with the three officials named she was told to delete the report by Ms Finney and that Ms Jefferson and Ms Bower had âverbally agreedâ.
âMs Dineley claimed Ms Finney, who has now left the CQC, said âread my lipsâ when she gave the instruction.
âThe Grant Thornton report concluded this âmight well have constituted a deliberate cover-up.ââ