Redbridge Council announce new chief executive Andy Donald

Redbridge Town Hall

Redbridge Town Hall - Credit: Archant

Councillors will be asked to approve the appointment of Andy Donald as Redbridge Council’s new chief executive at Thursday’s council meeting.

He will replace Roger Hampson, who has been in the role for the last 15 years.

Mr Donald, a strategic director for Brent Council, in north London, will also become head of the paid service.

He had specific responsibilities for growth, and led large regeneration projects such as Wembley and South Kilburn.

The proposed chief executive said: “I am hugely excited at the prospect of taking up the role chief executive of Redbridge.

“There will be many opportunities - and some challenges too - but in particular I am looking forward to working alongside politicians, staff, partners and local communities to ensure that we collectively make a difference to the lives of the residents of Redbridge.”

If approved he will start in 2016.

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Mr Hampson, who joined the council in 1994, said: “After 30 years in local government, with 22 of those at Redbridge, I am delighted to be able to welcome Andy as my successor in 2016.

“I look forward to collaborating with Andy over the coming weeks. There are some great people and interesting challenges in Redbridge and Andy will have my full support as he starts to take over the reins.”