An independent report commissioned by Christchurch City Council on chief executive Tony Marryatt is likely to be formally received by the council on Thursday.
In July, Mr Marryatt was suspended on full pay and an inquiry was ordered into his role when the council lost its accreditation to issue building consents.
Councillors met on Monday to discuss the report on Mr Marryatt's failure to keep them informed as the council risked losing its accreditation.
The meeting was held in private and none of the councillors were willing to comment afterwards.
The report was prepared by Local Government New Zealand former executive Peter Winder at a cost of $40,000 to $50,000.
No date has been given for a decision on Mr Marryatt's future.