Our round-up of local government’s latest appointments and departures.
Tom Horwood has been appointed permanent chief executive of Waverley BC, having held the role of interim managing director since August last year. Mr Horwood’s interim role was part of an arrangement with East Hampshire DC and Havant BC where he was executive director.
Kingston upon Thames RBC has appointed three new directors. Former Treasury advisor and current Barnet LBC deputy chief executive, Stephen Evans, will join the council as director, communities. Sarah Ireland has been appointed director, corporate and commercial. Ms Ireland has worked in local government for 25 years is currently the director of commissioning and improvement at Croydon LBC. Nazeya Hussain joins Kingston upon Thames as director, growth. Having previously worked at Greenwich RBC and Tunbridge Wells BC, Ms Hussain is currently a joint corporate director at Eastbourne BC and Lewes DC.
Becca Heron has joined Wigan MBC as director of economy and skills. She was previously a policy and strategy manager at Manchester City Council and played a key role in the team that negotiated Greater Manchester’s devolution agreement in 2014. Ms Heron also worked for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, leading on the development and implementation of key plans including the Greater Manchester Strategy and the Local Growth Fund bid. Wigan has also promoted Paul Barton from assistant director to director of environmental services.
Enfield LBC has appointed Sarah Cary as executive director of regeneration and environmental services. Ian Davis, who was appointed Enfield’s chief executive in April, previously held the role. Ms Cary has been head of sustainable places at real estate investment trust British Land for nine years. Her responsibilities will include leading the £6bn Meridian Water regeneration project, which has been delayed following the collapse of a deal with developer Barrett in October last year.
The Royal Town Planning Institute has appointed Victoria Hills as its news chief executive. She joined from the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), of which she has been chief executive of since June 2015. The OPDC is the local planning authority and regeneration agency for a 650 hectare site in west London. Ms Hills has more than 20 years experience working at senior levels in planning and transport.