Council appoints new chief executive

Wed 17 December 2014, 11:42 am

Barking and Dagenham Council has appointed a new chief executive.

The council's new chief executive, Chris Naylor

Councillor Chris Naylor, formerly the chief operating officer at the London Borough of Barnet, was chosen at a meeting of the council at the end of November 2014.

Speaking about his appointment, Naylor said: “This is a council with a reputation for doing great things but one which faces huge challenges. The borough is a keystone in the development of London and the opportunities that this offers is one of the key reasons the job is such a fantastic opportunity for anyone working in local government.”

Council leader, Darren Rodwell, also welcomed the decision: “I am so glad that we have been able to secure the services of Chris Naylor from such a competitive field.

“I hope that Chris will be able to start with a review of the council’s senior management structure."

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