The new chief executive of Runnymede Borough Council is preparing to take up his post.
Mr Paul Turrell was appointed to the post at a special Council meeting held on 22 June and will start work on 1 September.
Mr Turrell is only the third chief executive in the council’s 36-year history.
He has been deputy chief executive at Wokingham Borough Council since 1998.
Paul Turrell said: “I feel honoured and very privileged to take the position at Runnymede.
“I give tribute to the Interim Chief Executive, Peter Sims, who has shown professionalism, enthusiasm and energy in the job for the past six months, and I thank him for all he has done.”
Leader John Furey said: “His experience in local government, at Wokingham and in previous councils, has shown that he has the skills and experience and vision to lead the Council through the many challenges that lie ahead.
“Our partners look to Runnymede Borough Council for leadership and support and Paul has already shown that she has the ability to provide both.”
The appointment follows the retirement of Tim Williams in March 2009, after 20 years as chief executive.