Concerns have been raised over the conduct of one or more senior officers at Cheshire East Council.
The Investigation and Disciplinary Committee met on Monday, 10th and Tuesday 11th April, to discuss the issues raised.
Following the meetings Cheshire East Council has confirmed that a decision has been taken to suspend Mike Suarez the Chief Executive of Cheshire East Council while an independent investigation is undertaken.
The chair of the investigation and disciplinary committee, said "We would stress that suspension is a neutral act taken in the interests of both the Council and Chief Executive.
"It is important that this investigation is undertaken objectively and therefore it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this stage."
The Council will not disclose any details regarding the nature of the concerns raised about officer conduct or whether the committee is investigating the conduct of any other officers.
Mike Suarez joined Cheshire East Council as Chief Executive in August 2013, having experience in Local Government with several other councils. He started his local government career at the London Borough of Southwark before taking up his first Director role with Slough Borough Council. He was previously an Executive Director with the London Borough of Lambeth.