The chief executive of Thurrock Council for Voluntary Service has been suspended after a number of allegations were made against her by the board.
Naya Naqvi, who has been chief executive of Thurrock CVS for more than four years, told Third Sector she was suspended from her position on 4 November, but declined to comment further.
Her spokesman said: "There have been allegations made against her by the CVS board." He declined to say what they were.
"Naya has been suspended and discussions are taking place with the CVS about her future," he said. "Naya is a competent, professional and highly regarded chief executive of a significant CVS in the country."
Sharon Wright, infrastructure support manager at Thurrock CVS, said there had been an internal review and "a few issues came up that the board needed to investigate".
According to Wright, the board felt it was best Naqvi was suspended while this took place. "They are still investigating these issues," she added.
Naqvi told Third Sector last year that under her watch the CVS had played a pivotal role in Thurrock Council's decision to protect more than £600,000 of voluntary sector grants, despite a £4m reduction in its budget for the current financial year.