February on secondment from Surrey CC where she was area director, adults and community care.
Ms Schroeder's career in social services spans 30 years and she has had direct experience of service delivery across the whole range of the service's activities.
Geethika Jayatilaka, Camden's executive member for social services,
said: 'We were very impressed by the high quality of applicants for the
post and I am delighted that we have made this appointment. Heather brings
a wealth of experience and expertise to the job and I am sure that she will lead the social services department to continued success.'