Zahur Khan is set to become Brent Council’s new Corporate Director of Communities and Regeneration, after joining from Lewisham Council where he is Director of Public Realm.
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Zahur has led a diverse range of services from highways, transport, parking and street cleansing as well as significant regeneration and development programmes.
Beginning his career at Hackney Council in 1994 before moving to Islington Council, Zahur worked his way up through the ranks to become Head of Public Realm. Following 13 successful years in Islington, Zahur enjoyed spells in Director level roles at Nottingham City Council and the City of London Corporation. The services Zahur led at the City of London earned a national reputation for innovation and excellence and contributed to a thriving local economy. Most recently, Zahur has been the Director of Public Realm at Lewisham leading a directorate of more than 400 people delivering solutions that help manage and enhance the public realm.
Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive of Brent Council, said: “I am delighted to welcome Zahur to Brent. Regeneration is at the core of what we do but what is most important is that the next phase of our regeneration is co-designed and owned by our communities. It is about making sure our communities see the benefits of regeneration, including through employment and skills. Zahur shares this vision and has the knowledge and leadership skills to help us deliver the next phase of Brent’s ambitious agenda.”