Two new strategic directors have been appointed to Brent Council's Corporate Management Team it was announced this week (28 March 2016).
Althea Loderick has been appointed as the new Strategic Director for Resources, replacing Stephen Hughes, and Amar Dave will take over from Lorraine Langham as Strategic Director for Regeneration & Environment.
Althea joins the council from Waltham Forest where she is currently the Chief Operating Officer and was previously the Director of HR and Transformation. Before that Althea worked as a service director in a national policing role where she led the modernisation of the workforce strategy which affected almost a quarter of a million employees.
Amar Dave joins Brent from Rochford District Council in Essex where he has been the Chief Executive since October 2013. Amar previously worked as the Corporate Director of Environment, Culture and Transport at Reading Borough Council. He has extensive experience of managing frontline council services including highways, transport, planning, environmental, housing, arts and heritage.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Brent Council Leader, said: "Brent is a lively, vibrant and diverse borough which is full of opportunities and, together with our partners, the council has an ambitious plan to make Brent even better.
"To achieve our ambitious aims we need the best people and I am delighted to welcome our two new Strategic Directors.
"They both possess bundles of talent, energy, skill and experience and I'm looking forward to them joining the team as we strive to unleash the borough's potential and make Brent an even better place to live and work."
Chief Executive Carolyn Downs added: "I am delighted that we were able to find two such strong candidates from an extremely competitive field.
"The passion, enthusiasm and undoubted skills and experience which both Althea and Amar demonstrated are just what the council needs to help make our 2020 Vision a reality."
Both of the council's new Strategic Directors are expected to join the council in June.