Ian Johnston has told Gwent Police and Crime Panel that he wants to hold interviews for the force's new Chief Constable in September, a shortlist will be submitted to the panel in October, with the hope that a new appointment will be confirmed in November.
He said the costs associated with the legal advice he got over whether he could give Carmel Napier an ultimatum to leave have not been finally confirmed, but "will be reasonable."
He said her retirement was "in line with contractual agreements", and there was "no confidentiality agreement" signed.
More top news
The star celebrates beating Justin Bieber into second place as her song becomes a hit again after a performance at the total solar eclipse.
Later in the night cloud will thicken bringing hill fog, mist and some patchy drizzle by the early hours.
The Welsh singer sang her infamous track during yesterday's solar eclipse.