Burnley Borough Council has confirmed the departure of a senior officer at the authority – but said it would not comment further on the matter.
Helen Seechurn, Director of Resources, left the council on November 30th to “pursue new opportunities”.
A council spokesman said: “We would like to wish her all the best in her future career, and thank her for her commitment to the council during her time with us.”
Miss Seechurn said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Burnley Council over the last four years.
“I would like to wish everyone, officers and members alike, every success for the future.”